Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

December 9, 2019

In a Galaxy Far Far Away, Star Wars Returns
For all of you Star Wars fans out there, you must know that the much-anticipated movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming out in theaters on December 20. If you haven’t watched any of the other Star Wars movies, this gives you plenty of time to catch up. According to Anthony Daniels from CinemaBlend, re-watching the existing films is a great way to refresh your memory, as well as getting yourself excited for a new Star Wars movie. You don’t want to walk in that movie theatre not remembering anything from the previous Star Wars movies, do you? So in that case, get up and start binge-watching.

Characters That are Starring in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, also known as Star Wars: Episode IX has a list of cast members starring in the movie. Which includes the amazing Daisy Ridley playing as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Anthony Daniels as C-3P0, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. All of those characters are returning from the last Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, except for Billy Dee Williams who didn’t appear in the film due to his personal schedule. Spoiler alert warning, if you did not see Star Wars: The Last Jedi and don’t want it spoiled please click out of this article. For the people who have watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you know that Luke Skywalker is dead. This means that he will make an appearance in the new film, but he will appear as a Force ghost. There is suspicion of Carrie Fisher, who starred as General Leia Organa in the Star Wars films had passed away on December 27, 2016. She died of a sudden heart attack. Since Carrie Fisher died unexpectedly, Abrams (producer of Star Wars saga) will be using extra footage that was shot for Episode VII, The Force Awakens, to include Leia in the final chapter.

Could this be the Last Star Wars Movie?
Scott Mendelson from Forbes says that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga. There will be more Star Wars movies beginning in December 2022, but they will just be new sci-fi action movies that take place in the Star Wars universe. Mendelson says, “The Rise of Skywalker could very well be the end of Star Wars in terms of narrative continuity.” We could expect movies coming from the Knights of the Republic Trilogy, or something between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, or a movie that’s set in any period before The Phantom Menace. If those don’t get released, then there might be one more Star Wars Story set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In that case, there would be a separate trilogy of Star Wars movies in between Episode III and Episode IV, meaning that Star Wars will have twelve chapters instead of nine. If the next batch of Star Wars movies isn’t explicitly “present-tense” sequels to The Rise of Skywalker, then Star Wars IX will really be the end of the line.

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