CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

A 40 something obsessed fan boy reflects on the new Star Wars trailer

Well, after the disappointment of Episode 8, I didn’t expect to be this excited by the trailer for Episode 9, but hats off to Disney JJ and KK for at least getting me champing at the bit for the final part of the Skywalker saga.

Aside from a small tear for Leia, most of the minute long teaser barely did a thing for me.  But then we heard Luke’s voice.  No one is ever truly gone, and then we all heard it, loud as life.  The cackle of Emperor Sheev (yes, his first name is Sheev) Palpatine.   And like that, this 40 something obsessed fan boy was back in the game.

Is he going to be in it?  Will he be a force ghost?  Was he controlling Snoke?  Has he been pulling the strings over all 9 films?  Questions, questions, questions.   The cliquey Star Wars groups I frequent in are now absolutely buzzing.  Before Palpy’s laugh no one gave a shit.

For those who didn’t watch the teaser live at Star Wars: Celebration, you may even be doubting that it was him, but those of us who did know for sure.  Before the teaser started, most of the cast of Ep9 and a few droids were on the stage, but when the lights came up, they had been replaced by Ian McDiarmid, who looked into the camera and hissed in a menacing tone, “Roll it. Roll it again”.  And of course, they did.


Wow.  Just wow.  What a way to win back the disgruntled brigade like me?  Next, we got the title.  The Rise of Skywalker. More questions…. Kylo?  He’s more a Solo, surely?  Luke, who just fell? Or is Rey Luke’s daughter?  Or…  Rise, Lord Vader?  Could Hayden Christensen return?    How about this for a bizarre one.  Some people are suggesting that Rey looks suspiciously like a young Shmi Skywalker…  Throw in a bit of time travel and things could go bonkers.

Lando back in the falcon, Rey fully trained, Kylo on the attack and a destroyed Death Star to boot. Endor? Yavin 4 maybe?  We want answers and it looks like we won’t be getting them from a Jedi.

8 months to go and, at last, I for one can’t wait.   Try not to f*ck this one up JJ, you’re our only hope!

Related Post
Preview- Star Wars Adventures Annual 2020

Framed for a crime he didn't commit, Jaxxon finds himself at odds with the Empire, the Rebellion, and his ex-partner Read more

Preview- Star Wars The Mandalorian: The Art & Imagery Collector’s Edition Vol. 1

A deluxe collector's edition focusing on the the first live-action Star Wars TV series, now streaming on Disney+ As the Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep.10: The Phantom Apprentice

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep.10: The Phantom Apprentice, Ahsoka leads Republic clones to confront Maul’s forces Read more

Star Wars: The Clone Wars final TV spot released

The final TV spot has been released for Star Wars: The Clone Wars hinting at what will happen in the Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 8: Together Again

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 8: Together Again, believing they are better without her, Ahsoka makes Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 7: Dangerous Debt

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 7: Dangerous Debt, after being imprisoned by the Pykes, Ahsoka Tano Read more

Preview- Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising)

Discover Thrawn’s origins within the Chiss Ascendancy in the first book in an epic new Star Wars trilogy from bestselling Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 6: Deal No Deal

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 6: Deal No Deal, Trace Martez pilots her prized ship on Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 5: Gone with a Trace

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 5: Gone with a Trace, after leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Read more

Preview- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 4: Unfinished Business

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Ep. 4: Unfinished Business, Jedi Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead an Read more

Part time Rockstar, full time nerd...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: