What could a big part of Star Wars history mean in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga? Here are a couple different ideas.
One of the most interesting moments of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer was seeing a chunk of the Death Star. While we believe it is on Endor, why would Rey and company be headed there?
While the Death Star would certainly be a big clue to the history of struggle across the galaxy, the question that remains is why is Rey is on Endor staring at the wreckage?
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Since a large piece of debris made its way to the surface, it must mean that it holds particular importance. There would be no reason to put it in the trailer otherwise.
Let us look at possibilities.
Other than being a weapon for the Empire, it also was a haven for Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. It is possible the Force leads Rey to the place of Luke Skywalker and Vader’s final showdown. There could be something the Resistance is searching for and it is on or by the remains.
This could also be a nod to The Force Awakens in which we find Rey living in a destroyed Imperial Star Destroyer. This time, given the fact it is in water it appears no one is living inside the Death Star scrap.
One other possibility is that once near it, Rey has another flashback sequence. Perhaps this is where Emperor Palpatine fits into the story. No matter in a flashback or some sort of Sith Force ghost, maybe Rey is tempted to the darkside by Palpatine.
Disney would not have marketed a big piece of Star Wars history for it to simply mean nothing. So what are your thoughts on the Death Star in The Rise of Skywalker?
The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20.