The trailer was revealed to fans during an “Episode IX” panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Director J.J. Abrams and
Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and newcomer Naomi Ackie were also in attendance.
The film will not take place directly after the events of “The Last Jedi,” director J.J. Abrams said Friday during the “Star Wars: Episode IX” panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
The trailer features voice over from Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, telling Rey, “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”
“This movie, in addition to being the end of three trilogies, it also has to work as its own movie,” Abrams said. “It’s about this new generation and what they’ve inherited the light and the dark, and asking the question as they face the greatest evil, are they prepared? Are they ready?”
Abrams returned to direct “Episode IX” after kicking off the new trilogy with “The Force Awakens” and handing the reins to Rian Johnson for “The Last Jedi.”
The main cast of Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver is all set to return for the finale of the new trilogy. Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, and Naomi Ackie will join the “Star Wars” family in the newest film, and Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” hits theaters on Dec. 20.