Fans aren’t the only ones raving about the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The actors involved in the film are doing so too, and we’ve compiled all their reactions.
Now, obviously, these are people who were all paid not just to be in the movie, but to promote it — but still, it’s fun to read their infectious enthusiasm, manufactured or not.
Here we go…
Everything is going according to plan. Good https://t.co/y8APBomZ3Q
— Ian McDiarmid (@IanMcDiarmid_) October 22, 2019
Personally, I think the trailer is – rather good.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) October 22, 2019
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) October 22, 2019
— Dominic Monaghan. (@DomsWildThings) October 22, 2019
— Mark Hamillween (@HamillHimself) October 22, 2019
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) October 22, 2019
Saw STAR WARS as a Drama student 42 years ago and am now in this finale! ???????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/kACIhCdX35
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) October 22, 2019
What a journey! What a trailer! Chills running through and I can’t believe we’ve come this far ???????? what an honor to be a part of this. https://t.co/1uHqrw8ScV
— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) October 22, 2019
Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams, also has been tweeting today. It’s mostly just retweets of the trailer, but he was excited about this piece of news…
I am so happy you are all excited, I’m just as excited…????#TheRiseOfSkwalker
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) October 22, 2019
And, of course, it’s not just actors who are excited. Some of the filmmakers involved, both past and future, took to Twitter to talk about the movie.
Oh my god I ❤️ Star Wars https://t.co/RxOxaQiNUm
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) October 22, 2019
— kevin jenkins (@kev_jenkins) October 22, 2019
Proud of @jjabrams on the killer final saga of @StarWars and for bringing @VictoriaMahoney on board to direct second unit of #TheRiseOfSkywalker. First woman director on any part of these films since 1977. First person of color helmer. Visited her on set last year. What a Queen! pic.twitter.com/QwsZs22TIS
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 22, 2019
Save for that last tweet, one thing is noticeably missing in these reactions…the women of Star Wars. No Daisy Ridley, no Kelly Marie Tran, no Billie Lourd, etc. And, well, we know the reason behind that, right?
The obvious remnants of toxic fandom aside, are you excited about the trailer?