The long wait is over, and now we know: The next Star Wars movie is going to be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And, more than that, it officially has a teaser trailer—one that seems to hand the Skywalker legacy over to none other than Rey.
More news: Ian McDiarmid returns to Star Wars as the sinister Emperor Palpatine for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The actor and the character were the surprise reveal at the end of the teaser trailer shown to conclude today’s panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
The trailer, which depicts a showdown between Rey and Kylo Ren, ends with Episode IX’s full title, and then the evil, contemptuous chortle for which McDiarmid has become known since 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres Dec. 20, 2019.