I’m sure I’m the last person in the world to comment on this (I’ve been busy okay?!) but nonetheless I wanted to process my thoughts on the Rise of Skywalker trailer shown at D23
It’s great to see the gang together at last. I think this scene on Passana is going to be fun. The green chalk reninds me of the Hulk parade from Thor: Ragnarok and I can imagine the heroes trying to find their contact and getting separated during whatever festivities are going on, maybe picking up a new ally on the way.
We see a ragtag Resistance fleet here. I like the idea that it’s the Tantive IV that we’re seeing here, alongside a cool new ship. While I was excited to see B-Wings and Y-Wings I’m not sure how I feel about reusing Original Trilogy fighters. Personally I always prefer to see original designs, something the Sequel Era has been lacking
My guess at the moment is that the fleet is after this bunch of Imperial-I clas Star Destroyers. My thanks to Adam Odle on Twitter for clarifying which type as I’ve always struggled to tell the difference – link below if you do too.
Finn and newcomer Jannah onboard a Resistance ship, possibly that new design, looking at the Star Destroyers. My guess is that the Resistance are trying to capture them as they look hidden or abandoned. They reminded me of the Katana fleet from Legends. Ekharts Ladder did an excellent video about this which I’ll embed at the bottom of this post.
I don’t know what to make of C-3PO’s red eyes. I’m inclined to think that it’s a red herring but part of me wants to see threepio go all killer droid or something!!
I like this scene of Rey training, very likely with Leia as the background matches the brief shot of Carrie Fisher. The red tag thing looks very cool but I doubt it means anything (remember her staff, which was just a staff).
This shot hadn’t been talked about much but I find it interesting. I think it’s unlikely they’ll introduce a new superweapon but this is a beam not a bolt like most turbolasers, even the Dreadnought, so I’m interested to see what caused this
Rey fighting Kylo on what is almost definitely the Death Star II is awesome!!! The fight looks raw and epic like their battle on Starkiller
We fade out to Palpatine’s words “you’re journey nears its end.” My guess is this is another misdirect and that he is speaking to Kylo not Rey.
And finally the image that took the internet by storm even before it was released. Every theory under the sun is out there. A vision seems the obvious answer but I think it could be real. My current theory is that Rey is infiltrating a First Order base by stealing the cloak and saber – once she’s rumbled she lights up and fights her way out.
And that’s it. If you have any thoughts about my thoughts drop me a comment.