The guy you searched galaxies to train with rejected you and then died. Your Rebel forces have been reduced to a handful after a slow chase across a solar system. And on top of that, you were just told your parents were nobodies who were buried in a mass grave. If you were Rey, how would YOU take it? Would you possibly don a dark cloak and wield a dual-blade Lightsaber?

Rey couldn’t have possibly turned to the Dark Side, could she? Surely this is just an act to catch someone off-guard, or part of a dream sequence that Disney deliberately took out of context to keep us interested. …Or the third possibility is this is exactly what it looks like. Heck, from the red in his new eye job, even C-3PO may be joining in. “Die, Jedi guys! Did I just say that?”

This new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, released during D23 but withheld from the Internet until today, also confirms once and for all the resurrection of Emperor Palpatine. How did he come back? Who knows, but he exists in an Expanded Universe where death is cheap and undoable. Not only did Boba Fett escape the Sarlacc, but Darth Maul somehow survived being chopped in half and thrown down a shaft. So sure, Emperor, why not?

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will emerge in theaters December 20.

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