Princess Leia’s Theme was the perfect choice for Star Wars: Episode IX teaser


There were a lot of expectations when the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser was released. The teaser perfectly melded dramatic scenes with one of the most fitting musical scores in the film franchise.

The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser has been watched over 25 million times in the course of a week. Amongst the action and anticipated cameos was the unforgettable Princess Leia Theme.

This gorgeous musical score, composed by the legendary John Williams, begins around the 1-minute, 10-second mark in the teaser. The theme starts as expected before shifting from its elegance to something that will leave goosebumps in its wake in the best way possible. The sounds of intense violins slowly change to epic choral voices as Mark Hamill’s narration returns followed by the eerie laughter of the presumed dead Emperor Palpatine.

More from Editorial

As with most movie trailers, the music, whether vocal or instrumental can affect the audience both positively and negatively. That is why the choice of having the Princess Leia Theme played during the teaser was the best decision the Star Wars team could have made.

This isn’t the beginning but the ending of the Star Wars Trilogy. This is the last time fans will see Carrie Fisher portraying the brave and determined Leia. But that doesn’t mean it has to be all sad. It can be powerful, inspirational, hopeful. As Luke says himself towards the end of the teaser, “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone.”

While this can be implying the Emperor’s return it can also be directed towards the characters lost throughout the Star Wars film franchise including possibly Leia. Her fate in the final film remains unknown, but undoubtedly tears will be shed.

By choosing the Princess Leia theme for this teaser, Carrie is receiving the most memorable ending of her legacy. It makes Carrie’s loss feel all the more real all over again and brings with it such a force of gratitude by fans who loved her portrayal of Princess/General Leia Organa.

Next. Experience the music from The Empire Strikes Back In concert this summer. dark

What do you think of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser? Leave your answers in the comment section below. I’d love to read them!