Disney drops trailer of newest ‘Star Wars’ film

Set to hit the theaters in December, the film will complete the trilogy that includes “The Force Awakens” (2015) and “The Last Jedi” (2017). (AP)
Updated 13 April 2019
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Disney drops trailer of newest ‘Star Wars’ film

  • This is the last movie in the Star Wars trilogy that started in 2015
  • It will be released in December

DUBAI: Disney just released the trailer of its newest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, finally revealing its name – “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Director J.J. Abrams and production house Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced the exciting news to an enthusiastic crowd at a fan event in Chicago, where the film’s stars were also in attendance.

The 2-minute trailer features Ray, the trilogy’s heroin, as she fulfills her own legend – presumably the film’s central theme, as the voice of Luke Skywalker uttered the lines in the background: “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

Set to hit the theaters in December, the film will complete the trilogy that includes “The Force Awakens” (2015) and “The Last Jedi” (2017).

Perhaps one of the most awaited moments in the upcoming film is the return of a few iconic characters including Lando Calrissian and Leia Organa, whose character will be portrayed through older refurbished shots of the late Carrie Fisher who died in 2016.


Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.” (AFP)
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Rapper 50 cent embraces Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest with playful name change tweet

DUBAI:  US rapper 50 Cent took Twitter by surprise as he teased fans with a joke about a potential name change.

The ‘Power’ star joked about changing his name to “50 HALALA.”

This was after the rapper was added to Jeddah World Fest’s line-up in Saudi Arabia.

Tweeps took to the cheeky tweet by storm, replying with warm messages like “welcome to Saudi 50 HALALA.”

Another Saudi fan wrote, “many thanks 50 Halala.”

The music sensation told his 10 million followers, “I been around the world a few times there’s no place [like] JEDDAH.”

He also shared his experience at the festival with excited fans and wrote, “I had a ball at Jeddah fest, kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The music festival is part of the Jeddah Season of activities which falls under the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) ambitious program of seasonal entertainment for the Kingdom.