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"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": D23 Preview Released – with "Darth Rey"?!? [VIDEO]

With The Walt Disney Company's D23 Expo 2019 having officially run its course, Bleeding Cool has left Anaheim, California – and like you, we'll be spending the next few days sorting through everything we learned over the course of the three-day event. We'll also be dealing with the "fallout" in the form of post-D23 releases of trailers, images, posters, etc. – and Disney isn't wasting any time, with the release of event's "special look" at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (to catch up on the news coming out of the film's showcase, click here for our live-blog archive).

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker / Disney

Set to open on December 20, here's a look at the clip – which begins with a look back at the generational story before giving us a sense of how the tale will end…

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": D23 Preview Released – with "Darth Rey"?!? [VIDEO]

For those of you not part of the "Mickey Continuum" (yet) and need backstory on what a "D23" is, here's how we see it. Billed as the largest fan event in the world, D23 Expo is the company's way of showing any other media company out there that they are not to be f***ed with – in the friendliest way possible. So over the course of three days attendees will learn what lies ahead on the path towards pop culture nirvana, across the company's media landscape: film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more.

Or as they put it…

Since 2009, the bi-annual D23 Expo has celebrated all the magic, wonder, and adventure of Disney at this remarkable gathering created especially for you, our most passionate and loyal fans. D23 Expo presents three full days of "inside-the-magic" experiences you won't find anywhere else, including exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming films from The Walt Disney Studios, dazzling celebrity appearances, unforgettable presentations given by Disney luminaries, a look at what's coming from Disney Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Legends ceremony, and the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition, which spotlights crown jewels from Disney's timeless legacy.

No matter what part of Disney stirs memories or warms your heart, you will discover something magical at D23 Expo—the ultimate Disney fan event.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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