Rise of Skywalker: Post-trailer roundup

Lost in the shuffle yesterday, we finally got confirmation – via the ticket sales – that The Rise of Skywalker will be the longest Star Wars film yet, at 2 hours, 35 minutes. That’s only two minutes longer than The Last Jedi, so keep that in mind when ordering refreshments.

The Rise of Skywalker (Trailer #2)

Trailer breakdowns from io9, /Film, Star Wars Explained and EW. I’m sure there are more out there but it’s been a day, so head to the comments if there’s one you like a lot.

If you gotta bit of deja vu at the spiky throne, well, that’s because it’s based on a Ralph McQuarrie drawing, because of course it is.

Force for Change is back, and this time it’s all about designing droids.

The Rise of Skywalker (Trailer #2)

In case you missed it yesterday, here’s Admiral Nick’s thread IDing the various spaceships in that scene with the Falcon.

An expansive new Adam Driver profile that’s actually a pretty good read. If you just want the Star Wars stuff or are paywalled out, I screencapped them on Twitter.

Composer Blake Robinson has IDed himself as responsible for reimagining some classic John Williams for the later part of the trailer.

The Rise of Skywalker’s first record! It beat Avengers: Endgame in first hour ticket sales last night.