Star Wars: Episode IX Rise of Skywalker
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Yesterday we were blessed with an official teaser trailer for the final entry in the Skywalker Saga. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sent fans into a frenzy over its chilling trailer that sent us all on an emotional rollercoaster.

The teaser confirmed a lot of fan theories while raising a few more questions in regards to the highly anticipated film. The biggest question however, rises in the trailer’s final moments as a sinister and terrifying laugh surfaced that sounded an awful lot like Emperor Palpatine’s.

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Before premiering the teaser on Friday, director J.J. Abrams stated the movie picks up “some time” after The Last Jedi.

“We’ve passed on all we know, a thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight,” a voiceover from Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) says in the trailer.

If you haven’t checked it out already or simply want to relive it again, you can view the Star Wars: Episode IX teaser below!

While fans debated who the sinister laugh could belong to, Mark Hamill took to Twitter to “solve” the mystery.

“Mystery of who’s laughing at the end of the trailer: SOLVED.#JediJoker”


Hamill sparked the debate by sharing the teaser along with the caption, “It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens- It’#EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin. Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle”


Hamill’s got jokes.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is slated to hit theaters December 20, 2019.

Who do you think the evil laugh belongs to? Sound off those theories in the comments below!

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