NFL Sunday Night Football Showcased New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer

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NFL Sunday Night Football Showcased New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer

NFL Sunday Night Football Showcased New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘ Trailer. Disney and Lucasfilm teamed up with NBC’s broadcast of NFL Sunday Night Football to release a new 45-second tv commercial full of footage from the Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker sneak peek fans at the 2019 D23 Expo were able to witness during Disney’s Upcoming Featured Films panel.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.” 

NFL Sunday Night Football Showcased New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer

“It’s been a gift to work with these people again. To get to deal with these characters again. I didn’t think that was going to happen for me,” writer-director J.J. Abrams, who relaunched the franchise with 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, previously told The Star Wars Show. “This ending, which is such an important thing for all of us, by far, has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever worked on.”

The 45-second television slot included footage primarily found in the special look fans got to enjoy during the D23 Expo and was the first release on television to showcase C-3PO with red eyes and “Dark Rey” as she is being called by fans online. The footage seem to show Rey having been consumed by the Dark Side and wielding a double bladed, hinged lightsaber.

If you didn’t get your chance before, now you can watch the D23 Expo Special Look at Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker below, Enjoy!

Are you excited for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? What do you make of 3PO’s shift and the idea of “Dark Rey”? How do you think the final installment of the Skywalker Saga will end? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Star Wars.

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney


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