Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker teaser has Palpatine, Duel of the Fates theme

29Nov - by bi - 0 - In Top Stories

For the last duel between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Notebook’s Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The growth of Skywalker, it’s appropriate that we notice a reprisal of John Williams'”Duel of the Fates.”

At the most recent teaser for Episode IX of this Skywalker Saga, these two fated adversaries go to the ocean moon of Kef Bir — where the bones of this Death Star currently lay — because of their final struggle. Playing the footage is the best thing to come from this Star Wars prequels. (We won’t be taking any questions on that at this time.)

“Duel of the Fates” first performed Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsaber duel from Darth Maul at Episode I — The Phantom Menace. The piece, written by Williams, created a reprisal in Episode II — Attack of the Clones since Anakin Skywalker raced across the deserts of Tatooine in search of his mom. Then, in Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, the theme played during the conflict between Yoda and Palpatine.

Whether “Duel of the Fates” returns again for the soundtrack into Rise of Skywalker, the brand new teaser makes a case it should!

“This will be the last word from the story of Skywalker,” pronounces the voice of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who returns in yet unknown ways for the end to the next Star Wars trilogy. Additional footage sees the Millennium Falcon evading First Order gunfire on which seems to be the ice planet Kijimi, the last battle between the Resistance and massive First Order armada, Rey standing before a crashed TIE Fighter, and Rey staring at Palpatine’s ominous throne.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Rise of Skywalker additionally returns John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher (through hidden footage previously taken for The Force Awakens) with franchise novices like Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, and Naomi Ackie.

The film will hit theatres on Dec. 20.

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