After nearly two years of waiting, the much-anticipated finale to the Skywalker Saga finally features a name: “The Rise of Skywalker.”
At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Friday, Disney unveiled the first trailer for what has until right now been called “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
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The film will not take place directly after the events of “The Last Jedi,” director J.J. Abrams said Friday during the “Star Wars: Episode IX” panel at the Chicago event.
The trailer features voice over through Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, telling Rey, “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you right now. nevertheless that will is actually your fight.”
She is actually carrying his hand-me-down lightsaber, right now mended following the events of “The Last Jedi,” along with staring down the barrel of Kylo Ren’s TIE fighter in a desert.
Through several cuts we see characters through the previous two films within the newest “Star Wars” trilogy as well as returning favorites such as Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
The trailer wraps with ominous theme music along with cackling laughter. the idea is actually likely the voice of Emperor Sheev Palpatine. Once the trailer was shown at the panel, Ian McDiarmid, the actor behind the iconic villain, appeared through backstage telling the tech team to roll the clip again.
“The Rise of Skywalker” is actually the final installment within the nine-film “Star Wars” saga centered around the Skywalkers. Not much is actually known about the plot of the film, only that will some time has passed between the second along with third installments within the most recent trilogy.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, along with Oscar Isaac have returned to reprise their roles as Rey, Finn, Rose along with Poe, members of the resistance. Adam Driver along with Domhnall Gleeson also return as Kylo Ren aka Ben Solo along with General Armitage Hux, leaders of the First Order.
Joonas Suotamo, who took over the role of Chewbacca through Peter Mayhew for the last four “Star Wars” films, will also be featured within the film. Naomi Ackie will take on the role of newcomer Jannah. During the panel, Ackie dodged questions about whether that will character was related to Lando Calrissian.
“Lando is actually a very charming man, so he could have children all over the universe,” Ackie said.
The late Carrie Fisher also appeared within the trailer. Unused footage through “The Force Awakens” has been repurposed to give her character Leia Organa more scenes within the film. Abrams said that will CGI was never an option for extending her presence within the film.