After a bunch of hype about how great The Rise of Skywalker will be and how Rey’s character arc will finally be addressed, Disney has proved that it’s not just all talk by dropping an epic new trailer to the final instalment of the Star Wars Sequel trilogy.
Let’s not beat around the bush: it looks pretty epic and there’s a bunch of great shots in there that’ll inspire hundreds of YouTube videos with big red circles in the thumbnail.
There’s (apparently) new locations:
Epic space battles between the plucky Resistance and the overpowered First Order:
And the pièce de résistance of the entire thing: Rey seemingly turned to the Dark Side and rocking an awesome new lightsaber that would make Kylo Ren cry (again).
But while the whole Star Wars discussion will be about Rey’s descent into the Dark Side – which is a false turn and is likely a Dagobah situation or a Rey clone, let’s be honest here – people are missing out on a second character who has also seemingly become a Sith lord: C-3PO.
Seriously, look at his “eyes”. Those are the eyes of someone who’s fallen under the influence of Palpatine or someone who’s just under the influence, but that’s highly unlikely since this is a Disney film so Sith lord is the only explanation.
Just think about how great this wild turn would be after taking stock of what’s gone down in Star Wars Episodes VII and VIII and what we all think will happen:
- Tired: Kylo Ren finding redemption
- Wired: Rey going evil
- Inspired: C-3PO being the secret mastermind all along
Don’t hold back now, J.J, you’re onto something here. Anakin burst a Sith chip during his childhood when he built C-3PO and now his faithful droid will enact his will. It’s goddamn brilliant.
With The Rise of Skywalker set to drop on December 19, we won’t have too long to wait until we see how Threepio’s grand plan has finally unfolded after all these years of being the butt monkey and patiently biding his time.