The first teaser trailer for"Star Wars 9 The Rise Of Skywalker" came out this weekend. There's a voiceover from MARK HAMILL saying, quote, "We'll always be with you. No one's ever really gone." Then the screen goes black, and the clip ends with maniacal laughter. It turns out that laughter came from IAN MCDIARMID (a.k.a. The Emperor).
You know, the guy that Luke and a reformed Darth Vader supposedly killed at the end of"Return of the Jedi". The trailer was first unveiled at an event called "Star Wars Celebration" in Chicago, and McDiarmid was there to confirm it's his laugh.
The trailer gives us our first look at BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, returning as Lando Calrissean . . . and CARRIE FISHER, who's in the movie thanks to unused footage from the last movie.