Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Special Look Breakdown! (Nerdist News w/ Jenny Lorenzo)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Special Look Breakdown! (Nerdist News w/ Jenny Lorenzo)


– This episode of Nerdist News is sponsored by Borderlands 3. We’re breaking down the special look at Star Wars: The Rise of
Skywalker shot by shot. Hey everyone, I’m Jenny Lorenzo and I’ll be hosting
Nerdist News this week. D23. Disney’s convention slash trade show slash internal hype machine
came and went this past weekend where fans were drowned in a sea of news about Disney’s upcoming
films and theme parks as well as the Marvel and Star Wars shows coming to Disney Plus. On top of the first trailer
for The Mandalorian, which we will get to later this week, we also got the official news that Ewan McGregor will reprise
his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a future series. I love him so much. But come on, we know why you’re here. It’s that sweet, sweet
special look at December’s Star Wars Episode Nine,
The Rise of Skywalker and we’re breaking it down shot by shot. Now, before we get into things,
this episode of Nerdist News is going to go deep into
spoilers and speculation about The Rise of
Skywalker so if you wanna go into theaters without a clue, take a break from this video
and head on over to the garage and get your droids
cleaned up before dinner. – But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters. – So what did we see and
what does it all mean. Well, we’re going to
break it down right now shot by glorious shot. In the first half of the sizzle, we get the greatest hits of
the Star Wars saga so far, from the original
trilogy, to the prequels, to the first two entries
of the sequel trilogy, all cool stuff but let’s
get to the new footage from The Rise of Skywalker. In the first shot, we’re
treated to a vision of this trilogy’s main trio on
the desert planet Pasana along with Chewbacca, 3PO, and the Millennium
Falcon in the background. Little is known about this planet so far except that it is home
to the Aki-Aki species. In the reverse shot,
we presumably see this desert civilization as
plumes of smoke erupt in the background. This is definitely the setting
of the action sequence we saw in the first teaser with
First Order jet troopers chasing our heroes, which
were officially unveiled at D23 this weekend. Next, we see General Leia
standing in a forest or jungle. We know that this is
deleted footage of her from either The Last
Jedi or The Force Awakens that was repurposed for this movie due to the unfortunate passing
of Carrie Fisher in 2016. Her quick shot is followed by rebel ships coming out of hyperspace and all you OG trilogy
fans are in for a treat. We’ve got all the greatest letter hits, X-Wings, A-Wings, Y-Wings, and of course, B-Wings. But more important than those B-boys, we’ve got a vintage
CR90 Corellian Corvette that we’re guessing is
the Organa family heirloom the Tantive IV. I’m sorry, I need to
collect myself for a moment because come on, what
other ship would it be. It’s literally the first
ship you see in A New Hope. You think JJ is not gonna
do a call back to that? Plus, if this is indeed Leia
and her adoptive father’s ship, then that means it’s shown
up in each trilogy now. Even though we’re enamored
with the reappearance of the rebel blockade runner, there’s another rebel
freighter similar to the falcon that we want to know more about, especially with its
prominence in the shot. We think we see the interior
of it where we find Finn and newcomer Naomi Ackie as Jannah, note the B-Wing flying
by outside the window and the rebel pilot behind them. And to counter all these rebel ships, we’ve got some vintage Imperial
star destroyers in formation and some sort of space storm. It’s important to note
that these are indeed Galactic Empire ships and not
First Order star destroyers. Rumors have been swirling for
months that Emperor Palpatine was hiding resources in the
unknown regions of the galaxy as a contingency plan in
case of his untimely demise. If so, this shot certainly
seems to support that theory. Next, we’re not sure who this red-eyed droid is. Oh wait, is that C-3PO? We can never seem to
recognize him when J.J. Abrams makes a piece of him red. – You probably don’t recognize
me because of the red arm. – Now, there was concept
art of 3PO holding weapons including Chewy’s bowcaster, is he giving up etiquette and protocol in favor of a new militarized personality? We’ve seen his line of droids adopt this sort of behavior before, most notably in the Doctor Aphra comic with her droid 0-0-0. Of course, fans on the
internet are already taking to calling red-eyed
3PO Sith-Threepio and Creepio but we like C-3 pissed off. Next stop, there is a laser
blast destroying a rock face. This looks to be like a
miniaturize Death Star tech similar to what we saw in The Last Jedi. After that is Rey training
with a lightsaber and a remote and then calling the
lightsaber back to her hand. As to who is training her? Is she training herself? Is she getting some
tutelage from a force ghost like Luke or Yoda? Many fans are speculating
that it could be General Leia based on the forest
surroundings in this shot and the previously Leia shot. Then things really kick into
high gear with everyone’s favorite space emo, Kylo Ren walking out from the TIE fighter variate we saw in the first teaser
and igniting his lightsaber. God bless Adam Driver, what a gem. Then Rey and Kylo Ren battle it out in the wreckage of the second Death Star, note the turbo laser
batteries in the background. Of course, this shot really
mirrors the epic fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi
and Anakin Skywalker at the end of Revenge of The Sith. Just swap out the water for some lava. Or as George Lucas would say, – Again, it’s like poetry,
it’s sort of, they rhyme. – But what had fans
losing their Bantha Poodoo was the final shot from the footage. Dark Rey. (airhorn blowing) That’s right. The sequel trilogy’s hero
is decked out in a very dark side-esque get up. The footage shows Rey in a
dark cloak with a dark hood and a dark dress. She’s got a dark-looking
ring on her finger, her face is looking a
little gaunt and dark and her eyes look well, dead
inside and to be honest, so dark. There’s a pattern here. And of course, there
is that tricked out new red double-sided lightsaber. Darth Maul confirmed? Just kidding. Don’t, don’t hate me. The saber mirrors Rey’s staff
and the lightsaber part itself looks similar to Kylo’s
cracked saber blade as well. Now, we’ve actually seen
this type of flipping, double-ended blade before
in the animated series, Star Wars Rebels, used
by Jedi temple guards and fans have been
clamoring for Rey to have a staff-like double-edged
saber for a while now. Of course, the image of
dark Rey with the new blade is already establishing
itself as an iconic image in Star Wars and there’s a lot
of possibilities to uncover. So, what does it all mean? Well, the internet is
in overdrive right now trying to crack the code and
we’re going to break down every dark Rey theory we’ve seen so far. While there are three main threads that seemed to be the most likely, we have to shout out some
of the sillier ones we saw floating around like, right now. Rey is Darth Maul’s daughter? That’s one. Dark Rey is actually
Rey and Kylo’s daughter. Okay. Dark Rey is Rey’s mom. Dark Rey is Rey’s twin sister
controlled by Palpatine. And Palpatine is possessing Rey. Okay, just got to get
that off my shoulders. And now that those are out of way, let’s get into the real theories, okay. First up, Rey goes dark for real. While it would be out of character for the Rey we’ve seen so
far to embrace the dark, becoming a Darth Rey-der of sorts, there is some precedent. If you remember in The Last Jedi, the first time Luke
trains Rey in the force, she cannot resist the call of the dark side force cave on Ahch-To. – You went straight to the dark. The Last Jedi highlighted
Rey’s potential dalliance with the dark side but when she chose not to accept Kylo’s joint
custody of the galaxy proposal, it seemed to solidify Rey’s stance you know, as a bonafide hero. Rey going fully dark in
The Rise of Skywalker seems a little out of line
with her narrative so far but it’s not out of the
realm of possibility. Another theory that is
definitely out there is that dark Rey is a clone. I mean, clones have been part
of the Star Wars universe for a while now and considering
Palpatine’s presence in The Rise of Skywalker, seeing the return of clones
in some form or another wouldn’t be surprising. There’s also been a mention
of clones in The Force Awakens when Kylo suggests to Hux that the Supreme Leader
should use a clone army. – Perhaps Leader Snoke should
consider using a clone army. – Plus, Rey’s vision in The Last Jedi featured her and many,
many Reys culminating in the image of Rey standing alone rather than showing her parents. Could this TLJ vision
have an additional meaning in The Rise of Skywalker? And Rey is actually a clone? Again, it’s a little
wild but that would make the dark Rey clone a formidable foe for Rey herself and would further answer the question of her parentage. We here at Nerdist News hope
they let the answer from The Last Jedi stand. And we also just want
to roll the clip of Kylo being really mean. – They were nobody. – They’re filthy junk traders. Sold you off for drinking money. The final theory is the one that seems the most likely so far. Dark Rey is a force vision. Visions of heroic characters going bad are familiar territory in Star Wars. Luke’s fight with Vader
in Dagobah, for example. Plus, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi expanded the realm of force powers like Rey’s force vision
from the Skywalker saber and Rey and Kylo’s force time calls. Going further in this concept
would make a lot of sense for The Rise of Skywalker. But who’s force vision
does dark Rey appear in? Well, there’s the obvious, it’s Rey’s seeing a dark vision of herself a la Luke. While we already saw
Rey have force visions in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, that doesn’t mean she
couldn’t have another one. Another option is that the
vision belongs to Kylo. Could it be Palpatine
is showing Kylo a vision of what could be or could
this have been what Kylo saw when he and Rey touched
hands in The Last Jedi, which was a sweet moment. Also, we have heard rumors
that Kylo will be in contact with some kind of oracle
in The Rise of Skywalker. Could dark Rey be what
the oracle shows Kylo in their meeting? In any case, we’ll have to wait until The Rise of Skywalker hits
theaters on December 20th which seems way too far from now. But until then, we’ll be
watching the special look footage plus the trailer another gazillion times until we figure everything
out, because we have no lives. But what do you folks think? What was your favorite
moment in the special look? Do you think Rey has
turned to the dark side? And how the hell do we get
our hands on Poe’s scarf ’cause that’s super cute. Let’s discuss. Thanks again to Borderlands 3 for sponsoring today’s episode. The original shooter-looter
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100 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Special Look Breakdown! (Nerdist News w/ Jenny Lorenzo)

  1. There is precedent for the palpatine possessing her theory. Though I would guess it’s either a clone or a vision honestly

  2. She’s trying to take control of the galaxy and bring a better world but in order to do this she must first destroy the current power to over come it!

    She’s basically fighting fire with fire!

  3. You can’t fake your way into making us think you care about Star Wars or sci fi in general….bring back Chobot.

  4. Did she have to force herself to applaud Kylo REN? His face is ugly and have square torso.
    Bit you guys gonna see him butt naked in this episode.

  5. First Amy, then that British chick, now Jenny? What happened to Jessica? Where are they getting all these other women.

  6. What if Rey finds a way to use the light and dark side of the force, and this is her losing control of the dark side or like an internal fight for control with her dark self.

  7. The possession stuff is right out of the EU… so I wouldn’t discredit that that easily. It’s highly likely this is a cave vision or it’s a clone indeed under control of Palpatine

  8. Couldn't Rey just be wearing black like Luke was when he went to free Leia and Han from Jaba? Why does black clothing immediately mean "Dark Side" to everyone? I think all these people are really rooting for her to be evil! Bunch of doomsday wishers is what I say. Really, what's wrong with you people? I think they're spending way too much time on the internet😆😆😆😇😇😈😈😈!!!!!

  9. First Jessica is gone, then I get Maude (finally)…

    Now we have Evanescences Amy Lee?

    Quit playing games with me Nerdist

  10. As soon as I saw this piece of #### was sponsored by a triple A game, I thought: "ok, here we go, attack of the shills". Sorry people, but the truth, always hurts. And, am I the only one to notice that this young, yes young, woman, has her bone cheeks full of Botox? Wtf for? No wonder this channel has so many subscribers, people are just so dumb and easy to manipulate… Star wars has already been raped and murdered, in a ditch, by Disney, jar jar Abrahams and Ruin Johnson, this is just the final mercy shot to the head. Not single character has a story arc, except for fin, who repeated the same arc in the second movie. Final question: what's there to be excited about? I welcome replies, be as nasty, or pleasent, as you like… Long life to the original movies!
    Ps- George Lucas, on behalf of human kind, I apologize to you.

  11. Oh, and ray is her own parent. They're going to introduce time travel, because that's the thing in movies now, and she's going to get it on with palpatine

  12. Simple Rey join the dark so that she can cripple the empire from within. If the light side can produce dark lords I don't see why dark side cannot produce a light lord?

  13. I am still trying to decipher the real title of the movie. Who is the SKYWALKER who is rising? Do we still think Rey is Luke’s daughter, or is it the true only SKYWALKER blood left, who would be Ben Solo aka Kylo REN. Does the title really mean anything. Or is it Disney’s click bait? Thoughts…..???

  14. You know that scene in Empire when Luke faces his greatest fear and it's himself in Vader's suit? Maybe Rey is facing the dark version of herself in the same sort of training.

  15. erm kylo is the skywalker of the title right (by blood hes a skywalker)? soo yeah Rey gotta be one of palpatine's contingencies (remember his master knew how to create life) .. that is why she only saw her(selves? clones? other versions?) in her vision and no parents.. she never had any parents..

  16. That was probably the most boring episode of nerdist news ever, and I was about Star Wars! Not 100% about this weeks host, I’ll keep watching.

  17. what if Darth ray is the OG ray and the ray we know is the clone that got traded for drinking money..because her parents aren't really her parents but her clone handlers and once the empire fell,, they ditched her on a shit planet where she can live out her life and be hopefully out of the way and forgotten about..but the question would be is why did she get cloned in the first place.. and her age doesn't really fit the clone theory

  18. My theory/prediction is that C-3PO's red eyes is a callback to his "storyteller mode" (like how he did on Endor w/the Ewoks) describing how Anakin turned Sith.

  19. Dark Rey is a vision? That's what you have for me? Garbage! No wonder you ppl liked the Last Jedi. Your writing staff isn't original enough to come up with any complicated thoughts.

  20. I respect that Jessica is talented and has a great Nerdist mind, but this video was hard to watch IMO. The rhythm, cadence, tempo, voice pitch, and writing just did not seem to flow. It was as if she was cut into script segments like the clips were edited. Seems they may need to get the writers to adjust to her style or she pick up her own with this type of format? Things happen.. I get it.. I just hope to see ones in the future with a higher watch-ability. Of course this is all subjective opinion.

  21. Darth Rey's hood looks CGI. I think she's opening a new, blue or green lightsaber she's made to finish her training. Dark Rey is a trailer trick.

  22. She'll go dark, but only for a bit. Where she'll end up though, is GREY. A blend of light and dark. Truly embracing both sides.

  23. I like the evil twin sister theory, that would be pretty cool i think. Separated at birth like luke and Leia. Really hope it's not just a vision.

  24. ALL HAIL JENNY LORENZO!! I miss Chobot like no other, but Nerdist this was a no-brainer! Jenny is perfect for Nerdist News, she's already been doing it for years with Geekgasm. Welcome, Jenny! Great to see you here.

  25. Jenny Lorenzo forever host!!! It's so awesome to have some Latino representation in the geek world . Plus, she rules !!

  26. I love how they thought they could just replace Jessica with Jenny without anyone noticing. I mean . . . it was a good try, but c'mon. We're a little sharper than that.

  27. No offense but i hope this host is a placeholder. Anywho. I think that the dark version of Rey is her being able to control the dark side without turning evil. She is going to be able to unite the force and end the war of light/dark.

  28. Chobot was that GOOD: the mantle of responsibility that is delivering sweet sweet geek news to us fellow nerds is no easy endeavor. We miss you Chobot!

  29. OMG NO!!!… NO GOD NO!!!… PLEASE GOD NO!!!!!!

    DAMN IT!!!… Ray is a clone made by Palpatine in the invent he went down. She's a "failed" clone and there is going to be a dark side Rey clone that "succeeded". FML!!!

    WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO HAVE CLONES!!!!!

  30. well, now that Jessica is gone, time for me to be gone. i aint sticking around and listening to a bunch of deadbeats that sound like they're being force to talk. Jessica Dan and Kyle were pretty much only reason people Subbed to this channel and stayed sub, but even Dan isn't enough to hold the line. Good luck and good riddance.

  31. It's so hard talking about this trilogy, no one is on the same page. Personally I think the standard space stuff is fine & visually impressive, I don't think Disney really understand the Jedi, it's written as an incredibly soft magic system, nothing looks to line up & just feels like Disney is treating the force as a get out of writing free card.

  32. What do i think. I just wasted 10 minutes on junk talk. Star wars is dead!! This train trylogy wreck came off its wheels with last jedi!

  33. Why was she so condescending… anyways, it’s actually a combination of the two. It’s Rey & Kylo’s vision of what they could “reproduce” (their daughter) symbolizing what it’d be like if they joined…he’s a skyealker, so he’s child would be the RISE (like rise of the empire/ emperor) of the SKYWALKER 🧠🤔💭.

  34. Sooo cool, I really feel like the opening of the x- wings …wings, symbolises the the opening of our imaginations as we watch these movies…I mean…..me personally….I think this movie is the best star wars movie yet. Not that I dont think they are all equally brilliant. I think the profits from Disneys new theme parks and marvel success are purely being used to make this movie the awesome spectacle we expect from the company who gave us Dumbo, Herby and Victory Through Air Power. I, and by I, I mean me personally, am so excited by this movie, which is both nuanced in its setting, yet familiar in its appeal. I look at that x wing and I recognise it. And that's what star wars is….recognising things while being introduced to new toys ….I mean things.

  35. I fear they will not take any risks in the movie and it’s most likely just a vision. I hope I’m wrong. Clones would be interesting as well as being related to the emperor

  36. Nice job, Jenny! Nice to see you doing Geek related content again. Reminds me of the good 'ol days when you made about topics "Megan Fox as April O'Neil?" and "Ben Affleck is Batman?".

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