Lucasfilm might have been able to keep the Star Wars fanbase busy by dropping a new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker during Disney’s D23 Expo last month, but it looks like everyone’s ready for the next look at Episode IX, and it seems like the new trailer might be the most violent one ever released.
The British Board of Film Classification just recently rated the third trailer for The Rise of Skywalker and according to the board, the preview is going to be a bit more violent than what we’ve seen from the promotional campaign for all of Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy entries.
According to the standards of the BBFC, every other trailer released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Episode IX, were all PG. However, this new trailer dubbed as “Trailer C,” has been rated 12A. The board doesn’t have any details why it was rated this way, however, based on the previous trailers, this means the new preview has been marked for “violence,” “threat and horror,” or “dangerous behaviour.”
Could we get more Dark Rey (Daisy Ridley) scenes in the first full trailer for The Rise of Skywalker? Could we get more violent and more graphic battle sequences in the preview? We’re excited to know.
The BBFC didn’t specify when the trailer might come out, but it does tell us that the film is going to run for 2 minutes and 16 seconds, the longest yet for The Rise of Skywalker. We definitely can’t wait for the trailer to drop.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.