We finally know the name of the latest installment of the Star Wars trilogy. But that’s not all. Fans of the franchise were treated to the official teaser debut last week at a convention in Chicago. Don’t worry if you missed it—the trailer is available for you below.

The third installment in the sequel trilogy beginning with The Force Awakes is finally here…well, almost. Even though the movie won’t hit the big screen until December, the newly released preview of Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker gave us all something to not-so-patiently look forward to.

Forget about the old boys club. The teaser for Episode IX kicks off with female lead Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) and the words “Every generation has a legend.” Along with Rey, the clip also featured the late Carrie Fisher (as the iconic Leia, of course) and other characters such as Billy Dee William’s Lando Calrissian, John Boyega’s Finn and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.

The film, which is directed by J.J. Abrams takes place after Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. While Abrams hasn’t given away the whole story, judging by the end of the teaser (a cackling laugh) we can expect to see the return of Emperor Palpatine.

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Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters just in time for Christmas 2019, with a debut date scheduled for Dec. 20.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Star Wars via YouTube

 

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