A new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV spot teases Dark Rey vs. Kylo Ren, though it may be a marketing trick. Ever since the first Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer debuted this spring at Star Wars Celebration, fans have been trying to piece together what to expect from the upcoming film. Directed by J.J. Abrams, who previously kicked off the sequel trilogy with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Rise of Skywalker will wrap up not only the new trilogy but the Skywalker Saga as a whole. As such, there’s a great deal of expectation resting on the movie.
But while some of the Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker trailers have leaned into the nostalgia inherent in the franchise’s legacy, since it’s become a worldwide phenomenon over the last 40 years, the promo videos have been careful to keep story details secret. Still, that first teaser did confirm the return of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) while a later trailer revealed Dark Rey, with Daisy Ridley dressed all in black like a Sith and wielding a double-bladed red lightsaber. The context for Dark Rey has not been confirmed, though many assume it to be a Force vision. Now, a new Rise of Skywalker TV spot teases more about the dark version of one of Star Wars‘ heroes.
In the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV spot, titled “Forever,” the video features the same shot of Dark Rey with her double-bladed red lightsaber, but it quickly cuts to Kylo Ren preparing for a fight. Since the two are both in dark locations, the quick edit makes it look like they’re about to face off against each other. Check out the full TV spot below.
Of course, fans should know by know that events in Star Wars trailers aren’t always as they appear to be, and that may be the case here. It’s possible the shots of Dark Rey and Kylo Ren come from completely different scenes, and were simply spliced together to give the impression of the two characters facing off in a lightsaber battle. The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailers may not be lying, necessarily, but they’re no doubt trying to keep the movie’s secrets as best they can so fans will be able to watch the film without having been spoiled. As a result, even if Dark Rey and Kylo Ren do battle, there’s likely much more to the scene than seen here.
Even if this latest TV spot does offer more information about Dark Rey, the character is still a mystery for fans. It’s possible Rey turns to the dark side, though it still seems more likely the red lightsaber-wielding version is a Force vision – despite Ridley saying Dark Rey is real. Perhaps the battle with Kylo Ren is part of the vision, or perhaps Dark Rey never even meets Kylo. Although Rey and Kylo Ren will be key figures in The Rise of Skywalker, it remains to be seen how their stories play out on screen – and how Dark Rey factors in. Thankfully, fans will get to find out for themselves when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases in less than two weeks.
Source: Star Wars