OK. So I saw the trailer for Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker.
Questions: Are they skipping-around in the overall Timeline of things with this next movie, or not? Will this movie continue where The Last Jedi ended? I hope so.
There is a line in the Trailer. Something like, no one is *really* dead, and then I’m reminded of emporer Palpatine with that sinister laugh, and so I ask:
- Was Snoke, a student of Palpatine? I am strongly thinking: NO, he isn’t, or wasn’t. Snoke himself had already mentioned that he had “seen the rise of the Republic.” I would think that would make him Older than Palpatine. But that also raises a question:
2. If Snoke is Older, why didn’t Palpatine ever mention him? OR, could it be, that Snoke IS Palpatine??
I will be glad to find out more about Rey’s parents! I would also be glad to find out anything more about Maz Kanata. And who founded the First Order? What was its ORIGINAL purpose? Could it have been something good that was corrupted, or was it always evil?
And is Snoke really dead? Will we see any help or advice or powers used from any Force-ghosts? And will Emporer Palpatine be in this movie in some real physical body and not as a force-ghost? When Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and we saw an explosion (but not Palpatines body) could this be the explanation for Snoke’s “damaged” appearance? Was he “burned & battered”? Is Snoke really Palpatine? If not, then we need to be told more about who Snoke really is, even if he is really dead. STOP leaving the audience hanging. Answer the questions!
I hope J. J. Abrams learns a good lesson from the failure of the Last Jedi. The fail was, quite simply: Too many UN-answered questions and leaving the audience hanging. Far too many folks felt a big, BIG frustrating letdown. Time will tell.