Watch the New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

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The new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker pulls emotions from a lot of fans. 

The trailer for the latest installment in the Disney franchise premiered Sunday during a football game on ESPN. It was marked by touching moments involving longtime robot sidekick C-3PO and the late actress Carrie Fisher, who played General Leia Organa and whose 63rd birthday would have been Monday.

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While the trailer tease focuses on a battle between lightsaber-wielding Rey played by Daisy Ridley and Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver, tears likely spilled when, in another scene, C-3PO is depicted “taking one last look … at my friends” on the bridge of the Millennium Falcon as R2-D2 totters next to him. Another heart-touching scene involves a quick glimpse of Rey getting a hug from Leia, a scene that uses previously-unseen footage of Fisher, who died in Dec. 2016.

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Towards the final scene in the trailer and likely the most poignant is Mark Hamill’s voiceover declaring “The Force will be with you,” which elicits a haunting response from Fisher’s: “Always.” The film will debut on Dec. 20. Make sure you attend to see what may be the final film in the multi-billion dollar franchise and the final never before seen scenes of the beloved Carrie Fisher.