The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, also known as Episode 9, just got released and it started quite a bit of buzz. But what does everything in it actually even mean?
For most of the trailer, it seems pretty normal. Not much out of the ordinary. Rey is standing in a desert as Kylo Ren (or at least his fighter) is racing toward her. The truly crazy part of this trailer isn’t what we see, it’s what we hear. As the trailer is going on, you can hear Luke Skywalker talking to Rey. He says:
We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now, but this is your fight. We’ll always be with you…no one’s ever really gone.
For me, that’s pretty exciting. We’re starting to understand how special Rey is and it’s starting to make more sense. It’s always bugged me that Rey is so powerful and skilled without any training. But J.J. Abrahams is starting to make sense of it all.
While that dialogue has got me pumped for this film, something else has me even more intrigued. At the end of the trailer, right after Luke’s voice says “no one’s ever really gone.” we hear Palpatine’s distinct cackle. WHAT THE HECK DOES THIS MEAN? Is the emperor seriously still alive?
Well we probably won’t know until the movie comes out this December, but we have some ideas. Is he alive? Probably not the way that you may think. He may be alive in a similar sense to how Luke, Yoda, or Obi Wan are alive. Or it could be completely different.
One leak suggests this is how the emperor will make his comeback.
Emperor Palpatine will play a role in Episode IX. Specifically, Kylo Ren with an ignited lightsaber, presumably his cross-guard lightsaber, cutting through a blast door on some jungle planet and entering what appears to be a vault. Eventually Kylo Ren is holding a square object that projects a lifelike projection of Emperor Palpatine. Palpatine’s hand is raised in front of Kylo Ren showing blueprints or plans that could be a new weapon.h/t: Bustle
Of course that may or may not be true. But that would be a low-key way of bringing him back. There are other, less likely scenarios in which he could be brought back, but let’s save those for another day shall we?
What do you guys think? How will Palpatine be brought back and who will be the main villain in The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments.
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