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Previously, an intrepid YouTube editor released a supercut of the currently available footage promoting what could be 2019’s biggest hit: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It was pretty impressive, but as it was done months ago, was bound to be outdated at some point. Which brings us to today, when another skilled hand has brought us what might be the last supercut of trailer footage for director J.J. Abrams’ conclusion to the Skywalker Saga.
Get ready to feel something, as we’re about to show that glorious montage to you below:
Taking both theatrical trailers, as well as the D23 footage that was dropped at Disney’s big convention earlier this year, this epic trailer throws everything you could think into the mix. With this sort of ambitious project, there’s bound to be some clarity on certain threads that appeared through individual pieces in earlier looks at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
For instance, The Emperor’s new dialogue has been strung together into one cohesive whole, and it sounds like not only are they new lines recorded for this still somewhat secretive presence, it’s all part of the same scene. But if you’re afraid that we’re entering Spider-Man territory here, fear not: the plot still feels pretty underwraps with everything we’ve seen here.
Perhaps the greatest addition to Science vs Cinema’s big old supercut is the addition of classic footage from the original trilogy of Star Wars films. Kicked off by that moment where C-3P0 makes us all weep when he talks about looking at his friends one last time, we see some more of the footage from the final trailer, only to be treated to those glimpses into past history dovetailing so perfectly into scenes like Lando flying the Millennium Falcon and Leia crying in what looks like a goodbye to Rey.
We’re only a little under two months away from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Christmas holiday release date, and it’s absolutely the perfect time to start sparking the flames of fandom into the fever pitch that will see us through to the end of the box office year.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters on December 20th, but you can already purchase tickets through your ticketing app of choice for opening weekend shows and fan events. And if you’re looking for something that isn’t Star Wars in a galaxy near you, take a look at the 2019 release schedule to see what’s left in this year’s box office picture.