On what would have been Carrie Fisher’s 63rd birthday, the final trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’, which will mark her last appearance on film, dropped on Monday (October 21) during halftime of the Patriots and the Jets American football match on ESPN.
The trailer marks the last promotional look at the film before it is released on December 20th.
The film will wrap up the nine film story which began in ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope’ in 1977 and according to the previous trailer will feature the return of the nefarious Emperor Palpatine as well as Fisher’s General Leia Organa, who will appear using footage already filmed before her death in December 2016.
It will also tie up loose ends, according to the filmmakers, including who Rey (Daisy Ridley), the enigmatic central character of the most recent trilogy, actually is, as well as what her relationship is with the latest villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
Also returning for the final curtain are Finn (John Boyega), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), and Lieutenant Connix, played by Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd.
The film will feature the return of ‘Empire Strikes Back”s Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and will also introduce new characters Janna (Naomi Ackie), Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) and an as yet unnamed fighter, played by ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dominic Monaghan.