There isn’t honestly a ton of new footage in the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer. A good half of it is a nostalgic montage mashing up every single previous Star Wars movie (minus spin-offs like Rogue One). But what actual Rise of Skywalker footage there is pretty shocking. Perhaps most alarming is this: What is up with C3PO’s red eyes?
Yes, there’s those final shots of Daisy Ridley’s Rey showing off her new double red lightsaber, like those double guitars Jimmy Page liked back in the ’70s. Has she gone to the Dark Side? Many are already wildly, recklessly speculating that she has.
But surely a bigger mystery is what is the most neurotic, scaredy-pants member of the Star Wars royalty doing with crimson specs? The internet, as it’s wont to do, has already gone into speculation hyperdrive, hatching theories that won’t be confirmed for another four months.
But at least these were less serious than the predictions swarming around Rey. Some think he’s gone Dark.
I’ve been waiting my whole life for C3PO to join the dark side like his creator lol https://t.co/Ca6wqSXGs0
— Justin Chandler (@KOSDFF) August 26, 2019
I know everyone's saying it was just a Palpatine vision and there won't be a fall to the dark side, but consider all the years of hurt and turmoil this person has gone through. Despite a chipper attitude and all the friends made along the way, I still think C3PO will turn.
— J's Candy Hell (@JsCandyHell) August 26, 2019
Dark C3PO pic.twitter.com/FZtLIkZ3dc
— Adam D.หนูรักเค้า ❤ (@AdamDriverMeow) August 26, 2019
Has he simply had it?
c3po has had enough of the skywalkers bullshit pic.twitter.com/0ysXjc4r9v
— gabby (@CALEBSMlTH) August 26, 2019
C3PO is now short for C3 Pissed Off pic.twitter.com/UPB62xpdDy
— ✨ ashley ✨ (@AshleyEsqueda) August 26, 2019
C3PO Sicko Mode has a very powerful energy and I don't know if I can handle it. pic.twitter.com/EuqYGwOzYs
— KZ 🗝 (@KZXcellent) August 26, 2019
can’t wait to see c3po finally SNAP after having to deal with the skywalkers’ bullshit for nine movies straight
— 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗮 (@darlingridley) August 26, 2019
Yall C3PO said 🔴🔴
— ᵃⁿⁿᵃ ❀ (@aberrantjedi) August 26, 2019
Is it a mere malfunction?
— Rhett & Link (@rhettandlink) August 26, 2019
Is he high?
Here C3PO, eat a Snickers…
You're not you when you're hungry
— 💜JOH-ee💜 (@JustJoeyJoeyJo) August 26, 2019
Should we get ready for thirsty Three-Pio?
Terminator C3PO is gonna be THE kink mood for 2020 pic.twitter.com/fWKQSg5zHN
— Paul Danke (@pauldanke) August 26, 2019
Or are we being played?
I guarantee large sections of the Rise of Skywalker footage are straight up misdirects. Evil C3PO, rows of Star Destroyers. I'm even suspicious that Rey and Kylo fighting isn't in the movie, unless it's at the beginning. Remember who is making it.
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 26, 2019
Whatever the answer, even Anthony Daniels, his longtime portrayer, got in on the action.
Red is not just for arms…
Red is not just for Christmas…
Red is for…. pic.twitter.com/FX4GetSreD
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) August 26, 2019
In any case, feel free to watch the full trailer, again. Maybe you’ll find some other Easter Egg worth reckless speculation.