STAR WARS Rise of Skywalker Trailer BREAKDOWN! Palpatine & Leia Explained!

  • Published on Apr 14, 2019
  • Star Wars Episode 9 THE RISE OF SKYWALKER released its first teaser trailer, filled with mysterious clues pointing to Star Wars history -- Emperor Palpatine, the Death Star, Leia, and Lando Calrissian! Erik Voss breaks down all the details you missed in this latest Star Wars trailer from director JJ Abrams, returning from The Force Awakens, taking back the reigns after The Last Jedi. Why is Kylo Ren repairing his broken mask? What do Rey, Poe, and Finn want from the ruins of the Death Star? How will the film depict Leia after Carrie Fisher's death? How could Force Ghosts play a key role in this story? And what does the title "The Rise of Skywalker" secretly mean?
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Comments • 3 726

  • The Relivake
    The Relivake 3 hours ago

    Some people: Darth plaguies maybe made up by palpatine
    Me: go read the lore

    ADITHYAN M 7 hours ago

    That laugh when the trailer ends definitely means trouble

  • Dari Barreto
    Dari Barreto Day ago


  • Angel Mcfadden
    Angel Mcfadden 2 days ago

    Or a third Death Star that was left out of Episode XIII.

  • Andyn Nichols
    Andyn Nichols 2 days ago

    So I still wondering. Where is R2? I didn’t see him in any part of this trailer.

  • CloudStreets
    CloudStreets 2 days ago

    I want the rise of skywalker to be burned and buried and never released. Disney ruined the saga enough.

  • Puppy Newk
    Puppy Newk 2 days ago +1

    I found an Easter egg, at 9:28 you can see Hans lucky dice on the left side

  • ervin crawford
    ervin crawford 3 days ago

    If you didnt know luke and anakin were father and son, yall are lackies of life....READ MORE BOOKS!!!

  • Finley Wells
    Finley Wells 4 days ago +1

    Jana is han solos wife

  • Ron C
    Ron C 4 days ago +1

    EP / X is a Fluke. No major characters, who we know and love will be shown, other than Luke, Han, Liea. & of course Lando. No Palpatine.

  • James Studer
    James Studer 4 days ago +1

    Build on them

  • LeonardO's Animation
    LeonardO's Animation 4 days ago +1

    The person in the ship at the start could be one of the knights of ren

  • Anthonygamer 9512
    Anthonygamer 9512 5 days ago +1

    You don’t go frame by frame because you didn’t mention sand in the background.

  • Grimrose777
    Grimrose777 5 days ago

    1:17 anakins lightsaber not looks

  • Jane’s Corner
    Jane’s Corner 5 days ago


  • Andrew Werner
    Andrew Werner 5 days ago +2

    I think it was the second death star. Though the second death star orbited the forest moon of Endor it could’ve been on the planet that Endor orbits. I also wonder if the mountain area was on Batuu!

  • Isak Eriksson
    Isak Eriksson 5 days ago +1

    Maybe the one who owns lukes lightsaber is the skywalker!

  • Kevin St Croix
    Kevin St Croix 5 days ago +1

    I was so pissed Leia didn’t acknowledge Chewie after Hans death. It still bugs me...I hope JJ resolves that flaw in this one.

  • Grey Jedi
    Grey Jedi 7 days ago

    windu lives!

  • Dankus Memus
    Dankus Memus 7 days ago

    Retcon General Feminism and we got ourselves a movie folks

  • Willz828
    Willz828 7 days ago

    This HAS to be one of the nost difficult movies to write ever, especially with the star wars fandom, the death of carrie fischer, and the terrible place the last jedi left the story

  • Shado Films
    Shado Films 7 days ago

    Who else misses the like 45 minute videos cuz I do that’s probably because I have no life and I’m a nerd 😂 but still I miss the 45 min vids

  • Greg Ford
    Greg Ford 8 days ago

    Still Ryan killed off Snoke...what a waste of opportunity

  • Dylan Perez
    Dylan Perez 8 days ago +1

    Also The Last Jedi was crap they didn't accomplish anything in it

  • Dylan Perez
    Dylan Perez 8 days ago

    Maybe palpatine when he fell the the hole in Return of The Jedi he was caught by a ship like Darth Maul

  • Evan Deneault
    Evan Deneault 9 days ago

    Way to survive in the galaxy don’t be a skywalker

  • Evan Deneault
    Evan Deneault 9 days ago


  • Joyce Koch
    Joyce Koch 9 days ago +3

    In this episode we will receive hints that Joe Biden is the descendent of the Skywalker line.
    With CGI wizardry, Carrie Fisher will return as a Jedi ghost and tell Leia the news.

  • Quinton Ross
    Quinton Ross 10 days ago +1

    Btw it’s not Luke’s blade it’s Anakin Skywalker‘s

  • Quinton Ross
    Quinton Ross 10 days ago

    Anakin Skywalker is back with his master beware the sith are near

  • Quinton Ross
    Quinton Ross 10 days ago +2

    Not Luke’s light saber but Aniken don’t forget darth Vader is alive palpatein is back with his apprentice

  • Robert William McGill
    Robert William McGill 11 days ago


  • Electric Neo
    Electric Neo 11 days ago

    Do it

  • Steven R Ortmann
    Steven R Ortmann 11 days ago


  • Isaiah Easton
    Isaiah Easton 11 days ago

    The star destroyer that the a wing is crashing into as a red stripe going down the middle like a vendeder from the clone wars

  • Paul Thomas
    Paul Thomas 12 days ago

    Where is R2D2 in this trailer? Hopefully he gets screen time in this final movie

  • spooder man
    spooder man 12 days ago


  • 00Predaking00
    00Predaking00 12 days ago

    What if Rey is Anakin /Vader Daughter or what if the Emperor was making some clones of every Material Genetic of every force user . . . .maybe She's even a female Clone of Anakin/Vader

  • Maxzi Fox
    Maxzi Fox 12 days ago +3


    • Hal Solo
      Hal Solo 8 days ago

      Maxzi Fox seriously that’s what I was saying

  • The Dark Vøid
    The Dark Vøid 13 days ago

    Why did Rey go back to jakku

  • Kurt Lacuas
    Kurt Lacuas 13 days ago

    l want the rise of jar jar binks

  • Hilton Driver
    Hilton Driver 13 days ago

    by the crashed death star the sith ghost of the emperor Palpatine will stir up a crazy laughter but its vader old suit Anakin is a Force Ghost from return of the Return Of The Jedi With help from Luke Anakin Became a Force Ghost but The Evil what was Darth Vader Supposed to Return Then why Ben Solo making A scare Crow of Vader Old Suit because The the evil of Darth Vader Will Return just like the Emperor

  • Seth Kael
    Seth Kael 13 days ago

    Of course a lot of the film is going to remind of us of Return of the Jedi, JJ Abrams is directing after all. So many things in the trailer have already confirmed that.

  • Lieutenant NITEWOLF
    Lieutenant NITEWOLF 13 days ago

    When I first saw this trailer during the avengers movie it gave me chills, not like chills like shit its creepy like almost like shit the emperor is back and like now I get it nothing is really gone so good and evil still exist like even after you die. Like that emperor's laugh just gave me a cold feeling and I really want to see this movie it sounds so awesome that I'm dying to see it. All I say is this movie better not leave me questioning anything or I might want another film which we know Disney is going to say no more after this just like Lucas did after episode 6 but still made more. My opinion is that if this does raise more questions than 7 and 8 they will make more movies. It's a slight chance they would but who knows.

  • Jairus Phelim Obreno Santos

    This question lingers in my mind for the past few years since The Force Awakens.
    Could Rey be Obi-Wan's great-grandchild?

  • The Child Support has arrived.

    It is Tatooine, very distinct look. In fact, that IS the same valley Luke Skywalker went through back in episode 4 when he met Obi-Wan, C3PO, and R2D2.

  • Nanako Kuroi
    Nanako Kuroi 14 days ago

    Palpatine is a memer )

  • nichduer nikkk
    nichduer nikkk 14 days ago +1

    As Obi-Wan says, “Jedi don’t use blasters.”

  • Deoxys_76 Pkmn
    Deoxys_76 Pkmn 14 days ago


  • David Amrod
    David Amrod 16 days ago

    Build,,, Always Build.

  • Brandon Hertel
    Brandon Hertel 16 days ago +3

    That laugh gives me chills every single time I hear it.

  • St Helens SEAL
    St Helens SEAL 16 days ago

    who's hands are those fixing kilos lightsaber?

  • St Helens SEAL
    St Helens SEAL 16 days ago

    when Luke says no ones ever really gone maybe Leia is dead.

  • St Helens SEAL
    St Helens SEAL 16 days ago

    when Luke says we've past on all we know.maybe that's when Anakin,obi wan ,Yoda ,Luke,and qui gon jin have just taught Rey

  • St Helens SEAL
    St Helens SEAL 16 days ago +14

    "no ones ever really gone''

  • KrazyCroc !
    KrazyCroc ! 16 days ago

    3:09 Good old jar jar Abrams

  • Dirk Flowers
    Dirk Flowers 16 days ago

    Ray Skywalker

  • Novak Kavon
    Novak Kavon 16 days ago

    In the opening scene i bet thats darth maul

  • Shivam Panchal
    Shivam Panchal 17 days ago

    Thanks NewRockstars!

  • Joseph Mezei
    Joseph Mezei 17 days ago

    I don't think palpatine is alive i think it's a symbol of how "no one's really gone". The first order could be taking orders from recordings of the emperor kind of like how it was shown in the campaign of Battlefront 2

  • Rylan Berry
    Rylan Berry 17 days ago

    I went to Star Wars celebration

  • Cpt Red
    Cpt Red 17 days ago

    do you really care about that movie ?

  • Travis Peach
    Travis Peach 17 days ago

    The characters have arcs now?

  • Susan Skiffs nh Gf.
    Susan Skiffs nh Gf. 17 days ago


  • Mark Brealey
    Mark Brealey 17 days ago

    All of the retcons. Over time lets pretend TLJ never happened.

  • Ethan Pitts
    Ethan Pitts 17 days ago

    Just spitballing but what if the 'a thousand generations live in you.' line is literal, and its revealed that Rey is a catalyst for the spirits of all past jedi.
    Sounds farfetched and is probably incorrect, but considering their are witches, magic, and SPACE JESUS in this world, it's totally in the realm of possibility. It could also explain why Rey is so ridiculously powerful.

  • Jason Thompson
    Jason Thompson 17 days ago

    I am not sure I care anymore.

  • Russ Green
    Russ Green 18 days ago

    I would say that Kylo getting his helmet repaired would imply that he is going back to wanting to be like Darth Vader

    • Wishful Thinking
      Wishful Thinking 14 days ago

      You mean redeeming himself by taking down the First Order, like Vader did with the Empire?

  • Stephen Benner
    Stephen Benner 18 days ago

    I think that they will at least have to fix a couple character arcs if they don’t fix more with this film. Poe and Fin were a bit mistreated in the last film and could use a slight modification, sort of like what they did to Thor in Ragnorok .

  • evekurocieru
    evekurocieru 19 days ago

    Don't care what happens as long as Rey and Kylo kiss

  • Elijah Comstock
    Elijah Comstock 19 days ago

    Im looking forward to Palpatien.

  • Tate
    Tate 19 days ago +1

    I think qui John or whatever his name is will be a important character because this movie is heavily focused on the force and qui was one with the force

  • srslybro
    srslybro 19 days ago

    Rian Johnson is truly the Jar Jar Binks of Disney and Lucasfilm. An absolutely unnecessary joke of a creature who is slowly being changed into something more acceptable through aggressive retcons.
    If Rian Binks helms another star wars headlining title.. It shall be,
    Star wars Episode 10, Revenge of the Shit.

  • connor labove
    connor labove 19 days ago

    Ahem, those moisture things you say at the pirate scene, yeah go back and watch episode one or play the LEGO Star Wars video game, they are everywhere during the pod race so I’m pretty darn sure they’re back on tattooine, not sure if that’s how you spell the planets name, but I figured I’d point out the little tid bit I know from watching these movies over and over almost every weekend. Also in legends, or is it cannon, hard to tell at this point, Palpatine is the Aprentice to darth Plagueis the wise, it’s in a book/novel.

  • Forbes Corey
    Forbes Corey 19 days ago

    Snok is palpatine

  • sia tupa
    sia tupa 19 days ago

    Why has no one pointed out that C-3PO's arm isn't red anymore...why was it red in the first place?

  • St. Macarius
    St. Macarius 20 days ago

    The droids are getting lame

  • R Val
    R Val 20 days ago

    Sounds like steam escaping......

  • Justin Coleman
    Justin Coleman 20 days ago

    I think star wars is screwed. episode 8 was the most abysmal thing I have ever seen. Theres no coming back from that. It would be like GOT trying to make another season now. It just doesn't work.

  • Julia Gottfredson
    Julia Gottfredson 20 days ago

    did anyone else cry when Leia died?

  • john copice
    john copice 20 days ago +1

    it could be endor-imagine what would have happened to the planets atmosphere if something that big came through it

  • Daniel Villarreal Jr.

    I don't geek out too much on this kinda a stuff, BUT... :) I don't think that the Sith 'never learned' to give up their attachment to the darkside, I would rather think that the reason is that the Jedi found the path to maintaining their consciousness was to fully reject the darkside, and therefor can return as an embodiment of their personality via a force ghost, while the Sith can only attach their conscious personality to a thing or place; instead I think the difference is that the Sith did not believe that returning as a force ghost only would not allow them to interact with the material in the manner they desired, (i.e. perhaps they didn't know that with sufficient training, etc. they would be able to do so, as Yoda did in the 'The Last Jedi') and that attaching their consciousness to a thing or place they would be able to influence the material world and possibly 'possess' another being, which would effectively be 'immortality', which was their desire...

  • Dark YT
    Dark YT 21 day ago

    Jar jar Abrams lol

  • tenor714
    tenor714 21 day ago +2

    Build. Episode 8 far far better than 7

    • sia tupa
      sia tupa 19 days ago

      respectfully disagree. 7 wasn't good, but it didn't feel as disjointed and chaotic as episode 8 did. To me at least.

  • Gabriel Knight
    Gabriel Knight 21 day ago

    What if... Palpatine is a Skywalker...

  • ALbert BREsca
    ALbert BREsca 21 day ago

    i guess another movie i will wait for the DVD to see... still haven't seen episode 3 - nor will I ....

  • Alex Deatcu
    Alex Deatcu 22 days ago

    I bet the emperor survived that fall and he is on the death star, or what ramained of it!We see in the trailer part of death star!

  • Alex Deatcu
    Alex Deatcu 22 days ago +1

    Leia is on that strange planet that ship was heading to in the trailer!

  • Detecting Stuff
    Detecting Stuff 22 days ago


  • Ryan Luis Cabrera
    Ryan Luis Cabrera 22 days ago

    I just wish Ahsoka appears in a movie

  • Consuelo tsum Tsum
    Consuelo tsum Tsum 22 days ago +1

    The laugh in the trailer sounds like emperor Palpatine

  • Brian Mather
    Brian Mather 23 days ago

    A Clone ... is it another Star Killer, a luke Skywalker w/ Darth Sidious 's conciseness or one of Palpatine ?

  • Queen Elsa
    Queen Elsa 23 days ago

    Omg i cant wait

  • onall4szj
    onall4szj 23 days ago +1

    I cant believe that no one has thought of this yet, and I'm not even a die hard fan.
    The rise of Skywalker? Ummm it's about time the Leia got in on the action.

  • Suzanne Bertussi
    Suzanne Bertussi 23 days ago

    Excellent presentation, sir

  • glyn parson
    glyn parson 23 days ago

    Yes retcon some stuff or at least explain it better and in a way more organic and in line with the characters past motivations.

  • Anthony Kester
    Anthony Kester 24 days ago

    Rise of the Skywalker should have info about anakin's dad which is emperor palpatine in theory that's why u here his laugh

  • Shawn Carter
    Shawn Carter 24 days ago +2

    I vote to ret con the entire abysmal thing that was episode 8. The whole thing could be explained away as all very very bad dream.
    To fix it they should just make episode 9 Into 2 separate movies

  • The Golden Apple Official
    The Golden Apple Official 24 days ago +10

    Was I the only one who noticed C-3po's arm wasn't red

    • evekurocieru
      evekurocieru 19 days ago +1

      I didn't even recognize him

    • Michael
      Michael 20 days ago +1

      It wasn't red since his last scene in The Force Awakens.

  • Mouse Potato
    Mouse Potato 24 days ago

    That scene with the hand holding the medal may be Rey's hand or even Leia's hand holding Luke's medal when she's looking at his belongings after finding out he died.