Why are we getting a 3rd trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tonight? I used to be tempted to argue that we didn’t actually need one, and if we and/or you’re a common film nerd/Star Wars fan, this in all probability applies to you. In case you are already chomping on the bit to purchase tickets tonight, in case you’re the sort of one that, whether or not you favored the earlier two episodes or not, have their theories about the way it would possibly all prove, in case you’re somebody who writes about geek media partially since you like geek media, then this trailer isn’t for you. The teaser trailer launched in April, for Star Wars Celebration, and the sizzle reel supplied for D23, supplied you all the pieces you wanted.
Should you solely watched these two trailers, the core components that Walt Disney is promoting for the J.J. Abrams-directed threequel. First, it’s a direct sequel to The Pressure Awakens and The Final Jedi, so it’s not some Star Wars Story spin-off. Second, it’s going to contain previous trilogy characters (Lando Calrissian, Sheev Palpatine) and beforehand reintroduced trilogy heroes (Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa) mingling with the brand new characters (Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and so forth.). Third, for what it’s price, this journey will permit the three core heroes (Rey, Finn and Poe) to embark on an journey collectively. Fourth, most significantly, The Rise of Skywalker would be the closing chapter within the nine-part Skywalker/Solo narrative that stretches from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker.
Should you’re a fan, you actually don’t want every other data. You don’t must know what occurred after the Resistance was decimated on account of Poe and Finn’s botched counterintelligence operation and after Kylo Ren killed Snoke solely to imagine the title of Supreme Chief of the First Order on the finish of The Final Jedi. You don’t must know the way unused Carrie Fisher footage from The Pressure Awakens (and Final Jedi?) can be included to offer her character a correct send-off. You don’t must know in what capability the very lifeless Luke Skywalker remains to be included, nor to what extent the equally lifeless Sheev remains to be round 35 years after a melodramatic loss of life plunge. You’re coated till December 19.
Tonight’s trailer can be geared toward normal audiences, with a standard theatrical trailer geared toward of us who watch Monday Night time Soccer and will have solely a token consciousness of the brand new Star Wars movie opening in two months. Is it potential that they’ve already seen one or each earlier teasers in theaters previous to films like Avengers: Endgame or Joker? Certain, however in our “folks go to the movies less than they used to” period, it stands to purpose normal audiences could have caught the teaser over the summer season a couple of times (possibly earlier than Avengers: Endgame after which once more with The Lion King) and possibly the D23 teaser (which solely comprises 30 seconds of latest footage) hooked up to It Chapter Two or Joker.
Should you’re a younger child, you in all probability haven’t seen the D23 sizzle reel in theaters in any respect, because you had been too younger to see Joker, It Chapter Two and even the likes of Hustlers or Advert Astra. Should you’re an viewers member who doesn’t obsess about large nerd films for a 12 months prematurely and who’s extra prone to see a theatrical trailer in a theater or on TV versus on YouTube, in case you’re somebody who took their children to see The Final Jedi a couple of times, favored it simply effective after which hardly ever gave it one other thought, this trailer is for you. Sure, I count on the emphasis to be an identical to the earlier teasers, by way of what Disney is promoting.
This theatrical trailer, presumably applicable to play with each the R-rated Terminator: Darkish Destiny (which opens abroad from Fox/Disney on Wednesday) and the PG-rated Frozen II, will, together with the ultimate leg of selling, emphasis the identical 4 core ideas. The Rise of Skywalker is the “last” Skywalker/Solo Star Wars film. It’s a direct sequel to The Final Jedi. Rey, Finn and Poe get on a journey collectively. There can be loads of unique trilogy characters exhibiting up for the final hurrah. We could get slightly little bit of “What is this movie’s actual story?” because it’s not as evident as Avengers: Endgame’s “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes should undo the Infinity Battle cliffhanger!” Or it might stay as cryptic because the pre-release advertising for The Darkish Knight Rises.
Since Disney opted to forgo attaching this trailer to Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, tonight’s Patriots vs. Jets soccer sport would be the solely time that Disney has an enormous captive viewers of (probably) adults and youngsters till Frozen II in mid-November. Many of the large films since August (Joker, It Chapter Two, Hustlers, Advert Astra, Downton Abbey) have been R-rated or adult-skewing. A lot of the pre-Christmas releases can be R-rated (Terminator: Darkish Destiny, Physician Sleep, The Good Liar) and/or adult-skewing (Final Christmas, Ford v. Ferrari, Knives Out). Even when It’s a Great Day within the Neighborhood breaks out alongside Frozen II (and isn’t rated R for pervasive profanity, bloody violence and graphic nudity, all involving Mister Rogers), tonight is it for enormous captive audiences till November 21.
The third and closing trailer to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is premiering tonight throughout an ABC soccer sport for a similar purpose Disney tends to drop its family-friendly trailers throughout Good Morning America. The success of Lord of the Rings, The Darkish Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Pressure Awakens is explicitly linked to getting the non-fans to be virtually as excited or because the followers. The aim can be to persuade soccer followers and normal audiences that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the one film to see this Christmas in case you solely see one film. That’s of ever-increasing significance because it’s totally potential that an growing variety of moviegoers will certainly see just one film this vacation season.
This closing Rise of Skywalker trailer can be aimed already excited or curious Star Wars fan, however at of us who will get their first actual have a look at the ninth Star Wars episode throughout the halftime portion of the soccer sport. If followers obsessively watch the sport to get that trailer as quickly as potential, presumably bumping up the scores for a sport airing on Disney-owned ABC, that’s a win/win. I’ll be sitting on the ground of the Common CityWalk hoping that halftime arrives drops earlier than my 7:30 pm screening of Terminator: Darkish Destiny. The trailer isn’t for me both. It’s for my brother, a former Star Wars superfan who hasn’t been to a theater in two years. I’ll make sure to ask him what he thinks tomorrow.