The new Star Wars movies have toyed with the idea of Rey going to the Dark Side, and footage description of a recent sizzle reel for The Rise of Skywalker indicates that we’ll see some kind of vision of what that might look like.
Revealed at Disney D23 earlier today was a series of sizzle reel clips showcasing completed sequences from The Rise of Skywalker in quick succession; not quite a new trailer, but it should definitely get people talking once it’s available to the public (more on that in just a bit). The talk of the panel appeared to be a short scene of Rey in Dark Side attire, wielding a double-bladed red lightsaber that might inspire memories of the iconic Sith Lord of The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul.
The description can be read below:
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The sizzle reel footage, while not revealed to the public as of yet, is expected to arrive on Monday according to Entertainment Weekly. In any case, this is not necessarily a new tactic for Lucasfilm; very close to the release of The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm revealed a short, out-of-context clip of Rey using Kylo Ren’s lightsaber in Snoke’s throne room. While that clip didn’t have as much significance in the story as the TV spot it was shown in would imply, it seems like this shot of an alternate, more sinister Rey in The Rise of Skywalker could very much factor into the largely-under-wraps story to the final film in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.