Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Title Revealed in Episode IX Trailer

Carla Harmon
April 13, 2019

The trailer for the final movie, titled "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", was dropped at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago on Friday.

"The Rise of Skywalker" will hit theaters in December.

Next up in the list of WTF moments: Was that really Emperor Palpatine's voice cackling at the end of the trailer? Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) is back for the adventure, too! Along with an epic and tantalizing trailer, and of course the film's official title, something else we also got was the very first teaser poster - which follows on in much the same style as previous entries in the saga.

The title and trailer for Episode 9 are expected to be revealed today at the Episode 9 panel.

"We desperately loved Carrie Fisher", Abrams said.

"Strangely, we were sort of relentless and nearly unbearably disciplined about the story and forcing ourselves to question and answer some fundamental things that at the beginning, I absolutely had no clue how we would begin to address".

J.J. Abrams chimes in and says, "If you're a kid watching this 100 years from now, 500 years from now, you see this inevitability, this story conclude in a way that feels thrilling and shocking and amusing and emotional and satisfying".

The director added: "You don't recast that part, and you don't suddenly have her disappear". He also explained that he wrote some scenes specifically around her chunks of unused dialogue. I knew her from many years before as well, [from] Episode 7; she was the greatest.

Returning cast members for Episode IX include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd.

The film will bring to a close the third trilogy of films which began in 1977, recommenced in 1997 with George Lucas's prequels and then again in 2015 with The Force Awakens. Star Wars isn't a series that's specific to just one generation. There's the wreckage of crashed ship nearby, but we don't know if it's his or if this means he has company.

Indeed, both Rian Johnson, who made Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are working on separate new trilogies.

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