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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Premiers in Kenya Today. What to Expect, Where To Watch It

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: December 20, 2019

One of 2019’s most anticipated movie  “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, premiers in Kenyan theaters today. It is a 2019 American epic space-opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams. It is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga”.

Here’s what to expect:

Baby Yoda

You’ve probably seen those memes everywhere!

Jedi mind tricks

In a special event hosted in the game Fortnite, Disney released another clip from the upcoming film.

This time, we see Rey, Finn, and Poe land on an Imperial space station (which looks strangely familiar to previous films’ Death Star scenes) and instantly take out a few Stormtroopers. They run into a corridor where they’re stopped by two more Stormtroopers and look to be done for. However, Rey raises a hand and pulls a classic page from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s book, telling the Stormtroopers, “It’s okay that we’re here.”

They agree, after which Poe asks Finn, “Does she do that to us?”

It’s a little comic relief following a potentially significant reveal: That Rey has fully embraced and mastered the Jedi ability to control minds.

A telling new clip

With the film’s premiere looming larger, a clip from Episode IX released a week before Rise of Skywalker hits theaters features the voice of James Earl Jones, who famously voiced Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. It’s unlikely that Vader will be returning, since the character is also very famously dead, but the clip has created quite a bit of buzz for obvious reasons.

Emperor Palpatine’s voice joins that of Vader, with the former expected to be returning in some capacity in Rise of Skywalker despite also getting killed off (or maybe not?) at the end of Return of the Jedi. The two voices are then joined by that of Supreme Leader Snoke, taunting Kylo Ren.

“I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head,” the Sith voices hiss at Kylo, implying that Palpatine’s powers may have conquered death long enough to pull the strings for the rise of the First Order. Of course, without additional context, it’s impossible to say definitively what’s going on here and that, naturally, is the point of the teaser.

At the very least, the clip shows that The Rise of Skywalker will make a concerted effort to tie together all three trilogies to bring the Star Wars saga to a close.

They can fly now?

Disney released a clip from The Rise of Skywalker on November 25 featuring Rey, Finn, Poe, and a few more familiar characters racing across a desert while being pursued by stormtroopers. They weren’t your usual First Order troops, however, as the stormtroopers took to the sky using jetpacks in the 30-second clip, prompting some surprise from the hero characters. Yes, they can fly now.

Where to watch it

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