How’s it all going to end? Far be it for J.J. Abrams and the final trailer for his “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker” to lay all (or even most) of the cards on the table when it comes to the last film in the Skywalker Saga, but the latest look at the much-anticipated December release does provide a few tantalizing hints at what’s to come. Other early looks at the feature have shown off new worlds, possible character twists, and the imminent battles to come, so what’s left?
The last trailer unspools with a promise: “The Saga Will End.” Along the way, old friends (and foes) return, new worlds will be ventured to, and it sure as hell looks like Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) will team up for at least one gobsmacking fight. For fans of Carrie Fisher, the indomitable Princess Leia returns to deepen her emotional bond with Rey, while fans of Mark Hamill will likely feel chills hearing his Luke Skywalker “appear” via voiceover. And he’s hardly alone, as the trailer is filled with (literal) narrative tidbits from some of the franchise’s signature characters — even a few that have yet to appear in the latest run of films.
Check out the full trailer right here, and if you’re feeling particularly hungry for a deeper dive, check out seven big moments from the trailer below. Disney will release “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker” in theaters on December 20.