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    Updated on Nov 28, 2019. Posted on Nov 28, 2019

    The New "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" TV Spot Has A Major Nod To The Prequels And Fans Are Losing It

    DUEL. OF. THE. FATES.

    With each passing day, we move closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the last Star Wars film in the beloved Skywalker saga.

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    And, with each passing day, we get new TV spots for the ridiculously anticipated movie...but these two most recent TV spots in particular have fans FREAKING. THE. HECK. OUT.

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    The first TV spot, which was released earlier this week and is titled "Fate," shows new footage of the Resistance fighting the good fight:

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    This included a voiceover from Mr. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself, explaining the true path of a Jedi...

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    ...As well as a few shots of our heroic trio including Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) back together again.

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    But in the second TV spot, which was released today and is titled "Duel," things quickly went ~to the dark side~:

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    In the trailer, we get a brand new voiceover by Sheev Palpatine/The Emperor/Darth Sideous* (Ian McDiarmid), ominously calling for the end of "the story of Skywalker."

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    *Jeez buddy, pick a name, am I right?!

    We also got a new shot of a hooded Rey standing in front of a burning TIE fighter.

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    However β€” out of all of this β€” one very big thing stood out to fans: The use of "Duel of the Fates" blended with the iconic "Imperial March" music.

    John Williams leaving me fuller than the Thanksgiving meal I just had, by blending Duel Of The Fates into The Imperial March in the new #TheRiseOfSkywalker promo.

    Why is this such a big deal? I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED. You see, "Duel of the Fates" is the music used during the best scene in all of the prequels (fight me) β€” the lightsaber fight between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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    Making this one of the first MAJOR references to the prequels we've seen in the newer trilogy β€” heck, even the titles of the TV spots directly reference this music β€” and it has fans losing their minds over what it could mean:

    HOLY SHIT THEY PUT DUEL OF THE FATES IN THE TRAILER IM GONNA HAVE A STROKE IT SOUNDS SO GOOD https://t.co/w6ewhRw3rW

    Forget your Christmas music, I'm going to be blasting this soundtrack until the film's release (and probably still after):

    everyone else: Christmas music πŸŽ„ me: Duel of the Fates on repeat βš”οΈ

    Also, may I just point out that this is an especially super-interesting choice of music given the similarity between Darth Maul and Dark Rey's weapons, as shown in the D23 sneak peek for the movie.

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    So uh...yeah, there ya have it. Between these incredible TV spots and the mere existence of our lord and savior, Baby Yoda, the Star Wars fandom has a whole lot to be thankful for this year!

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    And, of course, be sure to catch the movie when it finally hits theaters Dec. 20!

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