C3PO’s Red Eyes In The ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer Have People Spooked


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.

Has he simply had it?

Is it a mere malfunction?

Is he high?


Should we get ready for thirsty Three-Pio?

Or are we being played?

Whatever the answer, even Anthony Daniels, his longtime portrayer, got in on the action.

In any case, feel free to watch the full trailer, again. Maybe you’ll find some other Easter Egg worth reckless speculation.