Star Wars Episode 9 Footage Suggests Rey Might Turn To The Dark Side

Massive space battles, new cast members, and Rey turns Sith?


The latest footage for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker has everyone talking after it was screened at Disney's D23 conference last weekend. This footage has now been released online, and everyone can see the one moment that has the world buzzing: Rey holding a red lightsaber.

After a broad overview of the entire series to this point, the last minute or so is devoted to new scenes. In them we glimpse the main cast together along with Carrie Fisher reprising her role posthumously, a massive space battle with several Rebel ships and a swarm of Star Destroyers, and brief glimpse of Naomi Ackie's new character Jannah aboard a ship with Finn.

From there the focus shifts to the Force users. Rey slices through trees with her lightsaber, and we see a brief look of Rey's duel with Kylo Ren from the poster released over the weekend. After an ominous voice says "Your journey nears its end," the final shot shows Rey in black robes and wielding a dual-bladed red lightsaber--telltale signs of a Sith. There are a variety of theories to explain Rey's appearance, including the idea that she could be a clone or that it's simply a dream or vision.

The D23 festivities also included lots of new details and a first trailer for The Mandalorian, the live-action TV series that will launch with the Disney+ streaming service in November. We also got the long-awaited confirmation of the Obi-Wan TV series. starring Ewan McGregor.

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