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Surprise! Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reveals Fresh Footage in New TV Spot

We thought that after the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there wouldn’t be any more live footage released. Silly us. Of course the marketing wizards over at Disney would cut up scenes from the previous trailers, add a dash of some new footage, and voila! You’ve got a new TV spot that will 100% fire you up if you’re already excited about the 9th and final film in the Skywalker Saga. So here we have End,” which opens with one of the most moving bits from the final trailer and takes off from there. Oh and by the way, today is exactly one month away from The Rise of Skywalker‘s December 20 release date.

We begin with the most sentimental and fussy droid in the galaxy, C-3P0 (Anthony Daniels), taking “one last look at his friends.” This comment seems to catch the assembled leaders of the Resistance, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and droids BB-8 and his new sidekick D-0, off guard. (Can a droid be caught “off guard”? A question for another time.) Soon after C-3P0’s sweet interlude, we get something new—a pair of Stormtroopers riding a fairly impressive, single-tracked ATV of some sort across a desert landscape.

After that, there’s a bunch of quick but potent shots of major action set pieces. You knew that The Rise of Skywalker was going to be epic, but perhaps we’re still going to be surprised by the scale of this film.

“We’re all in this until the end,” Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) says in voiceover as the spot closes, giving it its title. Check it out here:

For more on The Rise of Skywalker, check out our breakdown of the final trailer, the final trailer itself, our break down of a bunch of new images, and a look at Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)’s complicated relationship.

Featured image: Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios

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