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Jet-Troopers, blasters and sand, oh my! Watch a new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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It looks like Finn may have forgotten he used to be a Stormtrooper!

Jet-Troopers (Stormtroopers with jet packs have been around since the Clone Wars) feature in this new clip but Finn, C-3PO and Poe are taken by surprise. Okay, I know, I know. Finn may have never encountered a jetpack during his time in the First Order, but it all just feels clunky. They really had something with Finn being an ex-Stormtrooper but that all seems to have been forgotten.

The scene feels reminiscent of the opening of The Last Jedi with that conversation between Poe and Hux.

For a moment I thought the Trooper vehicles had crashed or Rey had lifted them using the Force, but it is just a weird launching system.

Sorry, my disappointment with Rian Johnson’s previous film (read my thoughts on it here) means I am just not that excited from the new film. Hopefully, my low expectations will mean I actually enjoy The Rise of Skywalker…unless my expectations are subverted in a different way.

However, I fully expect to see everything from the original trilogy – Leia, Lando, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon – be destroyed by Palpatine and the First Order in some way as that seems to have been the underlying theme of the new Disney trilogy.

Thankfully we do have The Mandalorian for something that has the Star Wars feel that many of us have missed.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Domhnall Gleeson, Kellie Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Billy Dee Williams, Joonas Suotamo, Keri Russell, and Dominic Monaghan.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on 19th December 2019.

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