The Matt Adams Podcast
Episode 63

A title! A trailer! A cackling Palpatine! Breaking down the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" trailer

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The new Star Wars movie finally has a title and a new trailer! Anne and Matt offer their insight into Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. What does the title mean? What’s the deal with Palpatine? Plus: A little “Yub Nub,” speculation about the Knights of Ren, and what the return of J.J. Abrams tells you about Lucasfilm and Disney's "long-term" Star Wars plan.

  • Intro and Different movies, different directors, no plan: 0:00-16:52
  • Lowest point of Star Wars as a new hope rises? 16:52-23:48
  • What does “The Rise of Skywalker” mean? 23:48-27:55
  • Trailer thoughts and breakdown: 27:55-50:39
  • What’s the deal with Palpatine? Final trailer thoughts: 50:39-end

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer


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