‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer prompts wild theories, jokes and ideas on Twitter
‘Rise of Skywalker’ trailer dropped on Monday. Here’s how Twitter reacted
SALT LAKE CITY — The new trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” debuted Monday morning, prompting quite a reaction on Twitter.
As I wrote earlier Monday, the new “Rise of Skywalker” trailer focused on the legacy of the “Star Wars” franchise, showing clips of all “Star Wars” films in the Skywalker saga — from “A New Hope,” “Empire Strikes Back” and ”Return of the Jedi” all the way through to the prequel and sequel trilogies.
Twitter had a number of reactions to the trailer. We’ve rounded up selected tweets below.
Rey’s red lightsaber was a big mood:
Dark robes + a double-bladed red lightsaber that flips open? Rey's trip to the dark side looks awesome.#TheRiseofSkywalker pic.twitter.com/kePfalMRye— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) August 26, 2019
If anyone needs me, I'll be staring at this all day. #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/MUhVFwQaGQ— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) August 26, 2019
C-3PO appeared in the trailer with red eyes. Red. Eyes. Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Activate Instant Kill #TheRiseOfSkywalker pic.twitter.com/HWxU88RSJo— Jimmy Folino #WhoDey 🐅- BLM & #StopAsianHate (@MrNiceGuy513) August 26, 2019
Somebody downloaded Kazaa and Limewire on C-3PO’s mainframe. pic.twitter.com/aI8Rdif5pZ— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 26, 2019
Most people will focus on all those Star Destroyers or how Rey throws a light saber like Thor throwing a hammer, but don't sleep on C-3PO's eyes glowing red right before that monster blaster shot. I'm assuming he becomes all-powerful and, finally, kills his many tormentors. pic.twitter.com/ujJM1esDuV— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) August 26, 2019
WHY DOES C-3PO HAVE RED EYES pic.twitter.com/XLgA7ieZeM— 𝐸𝐿𝐼 jangkku selca (@dearggkmin) August 26, 2019
I figured it out— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) August 26, 2019
Palpatine returns by possessing C-3PO pic.twitter.com/4gw3708C5i
Everybody's talking about that last shot in the D23 Star Wars #TheRiseOfSkywalker trailer, but does anybody want to discuss how C-3PO has finally embraced the Dark Side after eight movies of taking everybody's crap? pic.twitter.com/H7LvOuSXK1— Justin Scuiletti (@JSkl) August 26, 2019
The trailer also includes a shot of Rey and Kylo Ren fighting in the middle of an ocean with lightsabers. It’s pretty epic.
rey vs kylo ren - the rise of skywalker pic.twitter.com/fGufmdX3TC— rachael (@JEONSGUCCl) August 26, 2019
And then there was my take:
When I read Twitter at 2am before I fall asleep: pic.twitter.com/GwEkTeVOlk— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) August 26, 2019