During the Monday Night Football game this dropped. At halftime the final trailer for Star Wars: “The Rise of Skywalker” was shown.
“Rise of Skywalker,” the last installment in the franchise’s newest trilogy, stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver.
The studio giant has been dangling the highly anticipated arrival of its galactic holiday tentpole since the first teaser dropped in April, featuring a fully restored version of Luke’s signature blue lightsaber, a brand-new droid, a reunion between Lando and the Millennium Falcon and the return of Emperor Palpatine — whose trademark evil laugh got immediate meme treatment on the internet.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the follow-up to 2015’s “The Force Awakens” and 2017’s “The Last Jedi,” launches into theaters Dec. 20.