The First Teaser for “Star Wars: Episode IX” is Finally Here

Daisy Ridley in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Photo by Lucasfilm/Bad Robot/Walt Disney Studios/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886293fo)

Star Wars: Episode IX is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and we finally know what to expect when it hits the theaters this December. The first teaser for this epic Jedi saga just dropped and revealed the title of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster – The Rise of Skywalker.

The trailer opens with a voice-over of Luke Skywalker saying, “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now… but this is your fight.” These words are addressed to Rey, who is seen in a desert with a lightsaber in hand, getting ready to face starfighter coming her way.

Star Wars: Episode IX was directed by J.J. Abrams, who agreed to return to this franchise after letting Rian Johnson take creative control of the previous installment. He shared his thoughts about this project at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where the first trailer was unveiled.

“This movie, in addition to being the end of three trilogies, it also has to work as its own movie. 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?” said Abrams.