Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker posts new trailer on Twitter

By Clarice Taylor

Part of The Rise of Skywalker's post release promotion Star Wars posted a new trailer on Twitter featuring the Jedi voices Rey heard.

Disney has posted on the @StarWars Twitter a new trailer featuring the Jedi that Rey heard during the climax of the film facing Palpatine. In the third act of the film Rey has been struck down by Palpatine, all hope has seemingly been lost. Rey calls out for help to the Jedi that came before her. Summoning their strength in the force to finally defeat her grandfather.  

The sequence not only featured the voices of the Jedi from the franchise, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Qui-Gon Jinn, J.J. Abrams and company integrated characters from the animated TV shows (Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus), which was a thrill to see watching the movie for the first time. The only thing that fans wished for is to actually see the force ghosts of the characters, which is happening now in this trailer for The Rise of Skywalker.

In the trailer, we get to see scenes from the characters past Star Wars films, having the audio from The Rise of Skywalker pair up with the scenes from past Star Wars films. The video that you can watch below features Obi-Wan, Anakin, Luminara Unduli, Qui-Gon, Mace Windu, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker. 

Even though The Rise of Skywalker marks the end for the Skywalker Saga it doesn't mean that the story is over. We already know that Mandalorian season 2 is coming Fall 2020 and with the Kenobi and Cassian tv series is coming out in the next few years. Using the characters from the older Star Wars in this add is a good way to tie up loose ends with fans while doing the final promotional push for the film. 

I surely hope to see Rey back in the story going at some point in the future canon. Star Wars: High Republic, Disney's newest publishing venture (set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace), there will hopefully be some novel in the next couple of years exploring more about the character.