Now get ready for the single best part of being a Star Wars fan: Eight months of endless speculation about what the hell is happening in the preview for The Rise of Skywalker. Seriously, this is a time for fandom to heal, after The Last Jedi wars and Solo tore us apart. Let us congregate and be hopeful, despite whether you’re objectively wrong about whether or not those movies are good (spoiler alert: Last Jedi is about as good as Empire, and Solo isn’t terrible). All are welcome at the fandom table, as long as you’re respectful and don’t send people death threats.
Let’s get to it!
And with the Emperor’s cackle, you’re left wanting to know exactly what the hell is going with that title. We’re inclined to believe that it’s like what esteemed critic and noted Star Wars nerd Drew McWeeny says:
Or it’s talking about the redemption arc of Kylo Ren, which, again, would echo his grandfather’s arc in Return of the Jedi. But all the answers will be revealed when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. Or at least when ESPN drops the full-length trailer for the film during a really shitty Monday Night Football game in October.