At the 2019 Star Wars Convention in Chicago, the audience including those watching on-line were shown the first trailer for the ninth episodic Star Wars film. All the lead characters from the previous episodes were shown.
There were no clean shots of the new characters in the trailer however, in the picture below, you can make out the new droid to the series, D-O . Another new character is Jannah and it is suspected that she might be the daughter of Lando Calrissian, the gambler turned administrator turned resistance fighter who was absent from the first two sequels but is in this film.
The film is set some time after the events of the previous film Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi which was set in the aftermath of the film before that. Carrie Fisher who played Princess Leia in the episodes before sadly passed away and was therefore unable to reprise her role. The producers had a lot of unused video from her previous films that they've chosen to incorporate instead of going down the C.G.I. route which they had done with Grand Moff Tarkin
Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker voice is heard at the beginning could reprise his role as a Force ghost like what Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda have done in the past. In addition to Luke, we also heard the voice of evil, Emperor Palpatine's voice at the end therefore expectation is that he will be in the film once more. Rumours had been around that Palpatine is related to Rey somehow and the voice strengthens the rumour being actually true. Palpatine died years before Rey was born but its Star Wars so somehow they can make it true.
Other people in the video includes Kylo Ren who has now assumed control of The First Order on a forest planet with a blood red atmosphere. The forest planet is just one of a couple of new planets that is shown in the video. There's another desert planet which may or may not be Jakku, the planet where we were first introduced to Rey .
The picture below is half is natural and half-C.G.I, because what they are looking at is a crashed Star Destroyer in the water. C.G.I. version of crashed Star Destroyer is much cheaper than making a life size one for the scene.
Poe Dameron is doing his Nathan Drake impression in the video and its not just us as its all over the internet. Nathan Drake is the protagonist in the Uncharted series of games on Playstation.
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