New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Revelations Help Flesh Out the Teaser Trailer

/Film | 5/22/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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When the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted, it was our first real look at the final installment of the Skywalker saga. There were plenty of new details to obsess over and theorize about, but much of what we saw still left us in the dark about exactly what we were seeing. However, thanks to Vanity Fair’s new cover story, we can look back at the trailer and have a much better idea of what’s going on in the teaser trailer, who is involved, and what we can expect from the sequel.

Initially, fans thought the opening minute of the teaser trailer for The Rise of Skywalker was some kind of face-off between Kylo Ren and Rey. But after spending some time with the footage, it appears that maybe Rey may merely be testing the strength of her abilities. After all, she seems to expect that the TIE Fighter is coming, almost anticipating it, and waiting to leap over as it flies close. Plus, the ship isn’t shooting at Rey as it gets closer, which would be foolish if it were going in for the kill.

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So Rey may be pushing herself to new levels in this scene, and that’s because Vanity Fair notes that their own sources say she has “progressed in her training since the end of The Last Jedi to the point where it’s almost complete.” What exactly is left for her to do in order to complete her training? Well, she has clearly put Luke Skywalker’s previously broken lightsaber back together again, but she hasn’t built her own yet. Is there a chance she has one that she built herself that will be revealed at a key moment in the movie, or maybe she has to still fashion her own weapon in order to...
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