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'Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker' trailer unveiled in Chicago. What it was like to be in the room with Colbert and cast

CHICAGO - The first trailer for the next "Star Wars" movie was streamed live Friday morning in Chicago, and if you weren't lucky enough to be in the room where it happened, think Jobs-era Apple iProduct unveiling, with more black capes than black turtlenecks. Think enigmatic power-broker captains of industry striding across a stage and proclaiming the future has arrived. Think a youngish, tech-savvy flock of faithful listening intently at their feet. Think standing ovations. Then more standing ovations. Then finally, it's time, the lights lower, the room hushes. The trailer. Ever seen 7,000 people lean forward? This happened, too.

Think nervous anticipation.

Moments earlier, lightsabers ignited, waving in neon reds and blues and greens. John Williams' famous march - dun, dun, dun, dun-da-dun, dun-da-dun - quickened pulses. George Lucas explained in a video that he initially intended to create a "modern fairy-tale," Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) recalled fans

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