At long last, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is here. Fans got a couple of minutes of all-new footage that wasn't available in the initial trailer which included several shots of Rey (Daisy Ridley) going toe-to-toe with her archnemesis Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Then suddenly, Emperor Palpatine's voice comes across the screen and fans get a quick glimpse of what appears to be the legendary Star Wars character. Then, on top of that — it looks like Rey is taking the fight to the Emperor himself! Suffice to say, fans are freaking out over the appearance and we've compiled some of the best reactions for your viewing pleasure here.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20th. Were you surprised to catch a quick glimpse of Palpatine? Share your initial trailer reactions in the comments below!
when you and everyone else sees palpatine in the new star wars trailer pic.twitter.com/QU5mtIpkAZ— Newkirk’s Stove Top (@TST_NEWKIRK) October 22, 2019
Hearing Palpatine's voice in the trailer pic.twitter.com/gMQhqZU50Z— kim ✨🧝🏼♂️ (@eightiesgamora) October 22, 2019
Enjoyed the new Star Wars trailer immensely, and if Palpatine turns out not to actually be in the movie, well, I’m used to disappointment.— Alexander Pacek (@drlostcauses) October 22, 2019
The thing I’m looking forward to most in Rise of Skywalker is the return of Palpatine. Loved his voiceover in the trailer. And the destroyed throne room set looked amazing.— Steven (@ThatStevenC) October 22, 2019
i suspected they would rely heavily on rey's vision quest for this trailer, which they did, but GOD if i'm not already so excited for this one. I'M READY FOR PAPA PALPATINE.— [🦇mothman-shley voice🦇] (@_tootsonnewts) October 22, 2019