Kylo Ren Taunts the Resistance in new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV Spot

Not one but two new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV spots have arrived for you to feast your eyes on. We are a mere four days away from the premiere of co-writer/director J.J. Abrams film, the 9th and final entry into the epic Skywalker Saga. The spots include fresh footage of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) fighting Rey (Daisy Ridley), and what appears to be a massive setback for Rey and the Resistance. They also hint at how the bad guys in the First Order seem to know a lot more about our heroes’ past and future than they do.

The first spot, “Secret,” is about the relationship between Kylo and Rey, which has been nearly as complicated and galactically important as the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker was. Kylo seems to know quite a bit about Rey’s past—the problem is, can she trust what he tells her? “I know the rest of your story,” Kylo says to her. He sure had a lot to say on the subject of her parents in Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, and word is we’ll get a definitive answer as to who they are in The Rise of Skywalker. 

Check out the spot here:

In a second spot that aired last night, “Voices,” we’re treated to the unmistakable voice of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) saying, “This will be the final word in the story of Skywalker,” with visuals of the epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Seems like all the bad guys in the First Order got a hold of the script—unless, of course, they’re all proven wrong. This spot is also harrowing for the Resistance. A shot of Poe (Oscar Isaac) screaming while watching an X-Wing go down, for instance, speaks of major losses to come. All of these spots have shown us an overwhelming show of force by the First Order, who have way, way more numbers than the Resistance does.

Check out “Voices” below:

For more on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, well, we’ve got a lot. Check out these three new behind-the-scene images. If you don’t mind potential spoilers, check out this new clip featuring Kylo Ren and a certain legendary character of yore. Behold some epic lightsaber action. These 8 new photos include the mysterious Knights of Ren. Check out Rey rocking the double-edged lightsaber, glimpse these four new photos (including the flying Stormtrooper), watch this clip of Leia holding a lightsaber (and more), or this clip of flying Stormtroopers, read about Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and writer/director J.J. Abrams meeting with George Lucas, watch the Knights of Ren and a Sith Trooper in action, behold the new character posters, read this helpful Star Wars timeline, watch the latest TV spot, read our breakdown of the final trailer, watch the final trailer itself, read our break down of a bunch of new images, and a have look at Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)’s complicated relationship.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Featured image: Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios


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