STAR WARS Rise of Skywalker Trailer BREAKDOWN! Palpatine & Leia Explained!

  • Published on Apr 14, 2019
  • Star Wars Episode 9 THE RISE OF SKYWALKER released its first teaser trailer, filled with mysterious clues pointing to Star Wars history -- Emperor Palpatine, the Death Star, Leia, and Lando Calrissian! Erik Voss breaks down all the details you missed in this latest Star Wars trailer from director JJ Abrams, returning from The Force Awakens, taking back the reigns after The Last Jedi. Why is Kylo Ren repairing his broken mask? What do Rey, Poe, and Finn want from the ruins of the Death Star? How will the film depict Leia after Carrie Fisher's death? How could Force Ghosts play a key role in this story? And what does the title "The Rise of Skywalker" secretly mean?
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  • Mike Giron
    Mike Giron Hour ago

    Could be the introduction of Palpatines Clones.... I hope....

  • Rob Wilk
    Rob Wilk 2 hours ago

    Rey: Palpatine, you're back? Where have you been all this time?
    Palpatine: ignoring Anakin's calls with him crying over Padme. Trolling the ghost of Yoda and Windu. Ya know old Sith Lord stuff.

  • Jon Mar
    Jon Mar 12 hours ago

    I just can't get over how they did Luke and that Rey is this badass, I don't buy it. If Luke isn't in 5th is movie as a live person I'm not watching this shit

  • Walker 2005
    Walker 2005 16 hours ago

    Wait we’re is R2-D2

  • Red Panda Republic
    Red Panda Republic 16 hours ago

    I got chills in the theatre hearing that laugh

  • Jacob E
    Jacob E 19 hours ago

    I hear George is helping with this one but I don’t know if it’s confirmed

  • Davy Maekelberg
    Davy Maekelberg Day ago

    Elrik Vonreg's TIE Fighter

  • Lauren Gaudet
    Lauren Gaudet Day ago


  • gem speeder XD
    gem speeder XD Day ago


  • Lion El Jonson
    Lion El Jonson Day ago

    They shouldn't have carried on after the ending of ROTJ, they should have just made a trilogy set in the old republic era with malgus or something. I'm really getting tired of stormtroopers and rebels.

  • Jeff Johnson
    Jeff Johnson Day ago

    Let "The last Jedi" die. worst movie of any of the series. Period. This one can't help but be better.

  • Guillermo Osorio
    Guillermo Osorio 2 days ago

    The last Jedi should be built upon, it was a good as it gets in breaking the establishment pop trend... that’s what I loved so much about it.

  • Guillermo Osorio
    Guillermo Osorio 2 days ago

    Keep the damn helmet in pieces come on.... that was epic!

  • felgen2
    felgen2 2 days ago

    A little Retcon, a little rebuilding, but a lot of repair to the Star Wars universe/franchise.

  • Lanwarder
    Lanwarder 2 days ago

    What are you talking about kylo ren and Snoke don't know about Vader' humanity? Kylo Ren knows Vader is his grandfather since he calls him that way and knows that Vader was human at some point since Kylo knows both Luke and Leia to be his mother and uncle.

  • Arrbyy
    Arrbyy 2 days ago

    Speaking of breaking down...

  • Play Coleslaw
    Play Coleslaw 3 days ago

    Rey is leia clone

  • Angarsk100
    Angarsk100 3 days ago

    No Disney, you broke SW (a 50-year old beloved franchise) beyond any repair. not even paying for hype will bring it back. hyped:0, Interested:0, will watch: 0.

    • Angarsk100
      Angarsk100 17 hours ago

      +PhantasosX Games in 2018: See George? THAT's how you break it for good. LEARN!

    • PhantasosX Games
      PhantasosX Games 20 hours ago

      in 1999: No George Lucas , you broke SW ( a 20 years old beloved franchise) beyond any repair!

  • 怪我ドル Z O M B O I D

    No one's ever REALLY gone...

  • Canadian Jake
    Canadian Jake 3 days ago

    16:05 "You skywalking clod!"

  • mcdonaldm73
    mcdonaldm73 3 days ago

    Disney and Kathleen Kennedy have just about killed Star Wars. Sadly, I have little hope for Rise of Skywalker.

  • Kevin Kelley
    Kevin Kelley 4 days ago

    Just not excited at all.

  • Shane Wallace
    Shane Wallace 4 days ago +2

    Still pissed how Disney just gets rid of with Luke with a vanishing act. Nothing like Disney to ruin a beloved character that we have lived with since 1978. Great they will ruin Avengers....oh wait! Next will see Palpatine come back as a transgender. Go figure!

    • Kage Muir
      Kage Muir 3 days ago

      Im pretty sure he wanted out... Han too... Halfway through filming Force Awakens, Harrison Ford was like "F*ck it, Kill me off, Im done." and Mark Hamil did the same in Last Jedi

    • Kevin Kelley
      Kevin Kelley 4 days ago

      They only bring back the old characters just to kill them off. Lame Disney. Lame.

  • Roell Martinez
    Roell Martinez 4 days ago +1


  • Matt Green
    Matt Green 4 days ago

    Am I the only one that knows that Rey is Kylo's twin sister? C'mon, where are the real Star Wars fans?

  • Daniel Dalton
    Daniel Dalton 4 days ago +1

    Retcon. But why or how would Obi Wan’s ghost go from looking like he did when he died to Ewan McGregor? There better be some sort of explanation for that.

  • Yuet Lee
    Yuet Lee 4 days ago

    Who gives a $hit?

  • Rohan Roshan
    Rohan Roshan 5 days ago

    What if the emperor is skywalker?

  • christian hinde
    christian hinde 5 days ago

    Can we just ignore everything last Jedi obviously explain snoke cause he came in force awakens

  • Dhas
    Dhas 5 days ago

    I hope Kylo Ren will Turn in into the Lightside

  • cool dude
    cool dude 5 days ago

    Damn papatines laugh has so much power

  • Aivottaja
    Aivottaja 5 days ago

    God, what a shill.

  • weallbfree
    weallbfree 6 days ago +1

    I remember Luke clearly stating at the end of Ep8, "I am NOT the last jedi."

  • BRZ Tommy
    BRZ Tommy 7 days ago +1

    I don't have the narrow mind of a Jedi, I accept all the Star Wars films to their fullest. Only one who accepts both aspects, the light and the dark will become one with the force. 🤓

  • MyManateeMan
    MyManateeMan 7 days ago +1


  • Kel Olson
    Kel Olson 7 days ago

    I hope they bring back anything Anakin related. They bring back Darth Faders March😂

  • Neko Rivera
    Neko Rivera 7 days ago

    Palpatine is anakins father....the original skywalker...

  • Neko Rivera
    Neko Rivera 7 days ago

    Red and black is a Maul colored tie fighter....

  • TommyTucker110
    TommyTucker110 8 days ago

    Where is R2-D2 :(.

  • School Account
    School Account 8 days ago

    Your theory about the title is awesome!

  • elfordgaylord
    elfordgaylord 8 days ago

    hey nimrod luke skywalker said in the last jedi i will not be the last jedi

  • Wicked Internet
    Wicked Internet 8 days ago

    That is not how force spirits work skip this comment if you don't want to hear some nerdy Star Wars stuff but No Jedi had learn about it for centuries until Qui Gon who as one guided Yoda to be taught who passed on the knowledge to obi wan who spent two decades in Exile learning app then saved anakin's conscience at the Brink of disappearing. Luke Probably learn it in exile. Sadly Mace Windu never learned it neither did Leia and that child in episode 3 would never of Learn it

  • laura mcdougal
    laura mcdougal 8 days ago +3

    good picture of REAL Sebastian Shaw Anakin !!!

  • Max bGregorydj9lnk
    Max bGregorydj9lnk 9 days ago

    maybe the broom kid is a skywalker??? we never know

  • The Shipper
    The Shipper 9 days ago +2

    Everyone knew that Anakin and Luke were related. What people didn't know was that Vader was Anakin.

  • Larry Johnson
    Larry Johnson 9 days ago +1

    Why wasn’t mace windu a force ghost?

    • Darren Reiley
      Darren Reiley 7 days ago

      The canon's not super clear, but the force ghost thing seems to have come about because Quai-Gon discovered how to do it, then communicated it to Yoda during his meditations, who taught Obi-Wan how to do it. (Episode III at the end, Yoda tells Obi-Wan "Training I have for you..."). Therefore Mace Windu never learned that trick.

  • Jeff S
    Jeff S 9 days ago

    5:50 kylo Ren takes down someone who is running from the battle a coward

  • Jeff S
    Jeff S 9 days ago

    I have three words "it's a trap!"

  • foodshipnine
    foodshipnine 9 days ago

    I think the entire dialogue that Palpatine will actually deliver in this movie was given in it's entirety, in this trailer. It's just a hype mechanism.

  • gary stewart
    gary stewart 9 days ago

    Star Wars without Vader it’s like beer without alcohol.

  • gary stewart
    gary stewart 9 days ago

    Star Wars is three films, and they are not special edition. The rest is garbage, or as Lucas would say poodu

  • Dovaking1904 PUBG
    Dovaking1904 PUBG 9 days ago

    If sith spirits attach themselves to objects like you said in the video maybe palpatine’s spirit is attach the the Death Star as a whole, so whenever someone comes across the death star wreckage like Rey and the rest of the team did, they’ll have many encounters with the spirit of palpatine and hear his famous cackle or laugh.

  • kippari
    kippari 10 days ago


  • Stephanie S
    Stephanie S 10 days ago

    No retcon, build on it.
    To retcon what someone else did to please 😭👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼 is stupid.

  • Bartholomew
    Bartholomew 10 days ago +3

    Ep 8 "let the past die, kill it if you have too"
    Ep 9 " fix the past fast, glue it if you have too"

  • Sam Alexsander
    Sam Alexsander 10 days ago

    ooooo plz if emperor is alive plz bring back VADER he is one of the most AMAZING darth

    • Marleyyy
      Marleyyy 7 days ago

      No in pretty sure people would be angry for vader to still be alive, I think anakin should come back as a force ghost instead

  • ace man
    ace man 10 days ago

    You definitely know how to break it down glad I find this video you kind of think like me a little great vid

  • Paul Gehlert
    Paul Gehlert 10 days ago

    Mate. You are a tosser trying to pump his own tyres. Get off, go away, get a life.

  • Kingplayer 3112
    Kingplayer 3112 10 days ago +5

    And darth plagues is a real sith

  • Kingplayer 3112
    Kingplayer 3112 10 days ago +3

    Qui gon learned the force ghost power and told yoda and obi wan and obi wan taught anikan skywalker so no mace windu

  • MrMoorkey
    MrMoorkey 10 days ago +3

    Ep7 - Too similar. We want 8 to be different.
    Ep8 - Not same enough. Go back.
    Ep9 - Is that a Death Star? Tie interceptor? We have a bad feeling!

  • Michael Ross Pearson
    Michael Ross Pearson 10 days ago +1

    You should write a book 'How To Overthink'

  • Cisco Duncan
    Cisco Duncan 10 days ago

    I used to get so amped for any Star Wars trailer. But now I’m not jumping up and down. I hope this is good but the last two were so bad. We’ll have to see. Thanks for the video.

  • Caroline Peterson
    Caroline Peterson 10 days ago

    if po and rey don’t kiss, i think i’ll cry

  • Dessie Life
    Dessie Life 11 days ago

    If jar jar or one of his kin don’t make it into the episode it will fail

  • lol Dragonfru
    lol Dragonfru 11 days ago

    I feel like Star Wars will pull a twist which at this point is very common in movies now, where Rey is somehow related to the Skywalkers and possibly adopted because we never really got a full and detailed explanation of Rey"s "parents" other than they junked them for water. Another theory is maybe Rey marries (yes I know) Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren and making Rey ultimately related to Skywalker but in-law.

  • idk
    idk 11 days ago

    Really good theories! Ty

  • c bass
    c bass 11 days ago

    dont believe the hype young padawan if jj still directing it will fail

  • C. Loh
    C. Loh 11 days ago

    Both, as to Retcon the controversial plot twists & to Build on them!

  • carlos bowe
    carlos bowe 11 days ago

    While JJ is excellent at fixing things he's not the best at wrapping things up, so I actually have high hopes for this movie--as long as it leaves room for another trilogy starting with Episode X...

  • carlos bowe
    carlos bowe 11 days ago

    we've seen eight damn movies, people--if you can't tell that the Falcon is dropping OUT of hyperspace in this footage then you can't be helped...

  • carlos bowe
    carlos bowe 11 days ago

    that hunk of Death Star--if that's what it is--has to be from the second DS, which means that they're on Endor. Since that moon was primarily forest, the destruction of the second Death Star would have set most of those forests on fire, starting an extinction-level event as well as creating a permanent rainy cloud-cover like the one shown...

  • Billy B
    Billy B 11 days ago

    rey and kylo have a dance off, ghost anakin throws ghost palpatine down a ghost pit, and darth jar jar was c3po the whole time.

  • Jonathan Fowler
    Jonathan Fowler 11 days ago +3

    That Chewie caption was HILARIOUS!

  • Thomas Burt
    Thomas Burt 11 days ago +2

    What training did Luke pass on. He didn't teacher jack. A cloud city, desert planet, and then lush planet. JJ is giving us Return of the Jedi 2.0. Ty JJ Binks.

  • Weird Brick
    Weird Brick 12 days ago

    Those desert scenes look like Tatooine based on the moisture harvesters

  • Matt Hamilton
    Matt Hamilton 12 days ago

    this is delightfully nerdy and I'm here for all of it. thank you for putting this together!

  • Robert Blizzard
    Robert Blizzard 12 days ago

    The rise of Skywalker - is Vaders rebirth. that's why they are going to the death star they had his DNA is stored there.

  • YeahhDan
    YeahhDan 12 days ago

    i want all of the last jedi retconned...

  • teeahtate
    teeahtate 12 days ago

    Always good reviews

  • G L66
    G L66 12 days ago +2

    Glad you showed the shot of the OG Jedi ghost with the first actor who played Anikan, not Hayden Christensen...
    may he name never sully Star Wars again

  • V Bear
    V Bear 12 days ago +1

    The balance that is required is that there can only ever be two Sith, a master and apprentice. Same rule applies to the Jedi. Rey is the Sith Lord. Kylo is the Jedi master. Their conflict is within themselves as they each come to grips with who they are.

    • carlos bowe
      carlos bowe 11 days ago

      Same rule does not apply to the Jedi. While a Master can only have one apprentice, there can be more than one Master.

  • Waning Faith
    Waning Faith 12 days ago

    Thanks for the 17 minute brain WANK....your observations of the obvious were uninspired, I hope your channel fails.

  • DD's Bricks
    DD's Bricks 12 days ago +10

    5:05, that ship is Rey's parent's ship form Force Awakens.

    • GoGo88764
      GoGo88764 3 days ago +1

      I thought it looked a bit like an A-Wing

    • School Account
      School Account 8 days ago +1

      It's actually really similar!!

  • Jesse Stirling
    Jesse Stirling 13 days ago

    In terms of your query: build upon themes of last movie vs. retcon?
    I'm hoping that J.J. Abrams fixes everything. Last movie stunk. Worst of the franchise.
    Here's to the redemption of Luke Skywalker's character; the most earnest Jedi in the galaxy!

  • Richard Scanlon
    Richard Scanlon 13 days ago


  • Anthony Mcmillan
    Anthony Mcmillan 13 days ago

    My theory is that the prophecy states that anakin is the chosen one which is correct so since palpatine still lives I think anakin will come back for one last battle to finish the prophecy

  • Pierce Hassler
    Pierce Hassler 13 days ago +1

    if you read the comics palatine has hundreds of clones of himself in stasis?

  • Чалкер Грифон

    We gunnu ignore the boy that used the force at the end of The Last Jedi

  • kalamataLJS
    kalamataLJS 13 days ago

    You lot do know this is made up stuff and you could have spent your time researching into historical events

  • Mark House
    Mark House 14 days ago +1

    I've been watching this thing since 1977 I was 16 years old when it all started I am now 59 this is the longest saiga I've ever watched in my entire life I hope you wrap everything up before I die I would love to know what happens next and on that note it would be nice if I could be in Star wars Ben's I watched it my entire life that would be an honor keep up the good work Lucas I have a great day

    • carlos bowe
      carlos bowe 11 days ago

      right there with you. I saw Star Wars when I was 8, so I too have seen every movie IN the movies, and it would be nice to see a nice, clean bow put on this series before I die...

  • James Fraley
    James Fraley 14 days ago

    Does anyone really care about SW anymore? I have seen the last two films and I enjoyed the last, but I have no interest in this story thread anymore. I don't feel there are any real stakes, and I have no connection to the newer characters (proof of this lies in merchandise sales). Marvel massively elevated the blockbuster film which illustrates how these connected stories should be built over time. But like junkies, it seems SW fans keep hoping the next film will be better. Disney should just go back to the drawing board for SW and then rebuild the franchise in a few years.

  • The Cranky Old Geek
    The Cranky Old Geek 14 days ago

    Have you heard the info about the next trailer at SDCC? The Kinghts of Ren have their own Edna Mode that does their wardrobe. *Facepalm*

  • K W
    K W 14 days ago

    I am the biggest Star Wars fan

  • Moe Modii
    Moe Modii 14 days ago


  • Richard Rogers
    Richard Rogers 14 days ago

    Ankins saber is blue and Luke made his green one so shouldnt Klyo have his grandfathers light saber

  • Richard Rogers
    Richard Rogers 14 days ago

    They better have R2D2

  • Scotty Morris
    Scotty Morris 14 days ago +1

    I'm getting the "1000 generations live in you now" is an attempt to fix how Rey has such great powers without the training.

  • Chandler Castleberry
    Chandler Castleberry 14 days ago

    That was a clone wars star destroyer. It had a red stripe.

  • Paul Thomas
    Paul Thomas 15 days ago

    Where's R2 D2 in this trailer? He isn't in any of the scenes at all especially in the Group adventure?