Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker official trailer: 9 films and 42 years later the Skywalker saga comes to an end

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dir: J.J. Abrams | Cast: Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac | Writers: Chris Terrio, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly, George Lucas (based on characters created by), J.J. Abrams

Will Rey be unveiled as a Skywalker? Could she turn to the dark side (probably not as they teased the same red-light saber thing in the final Last Jedi trailer)? Will an already toxic section of fans find more reasons to cry this Christmas (hopefully)? There’s plenty of questions to be answered in the final instalment of the Skywalker saga and there’s only two months left until we have the answers.

The little we do know about The Rise of Skywalker is that time has moved on since The Last Jedi as the film does not pick up immediately where we left off. Palpatine has already announced his return and could Snoke also make an appearance after being so brutally dispatched last time? In terms of new cast members, Keri Russell as Zorri Bliss, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde and Naomi Ackie as Jannah and maybe Matt Smith as a yet-to-be-revealed character, are the ones to look out for.

Another question worth posing is, could The Rise of Skywalker possibly top the box office record set this year by Endgame? It has a longer and more established history and as the concluding part of a 42-year saga, it stands every chance. Either way, Disney will be rubbing their hands with glee. So far we had the teaser revealed back in April, followed by another glimpse following D23 and now we get the full trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. Hit play above.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The cast stars Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong'o, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran, John Boyega and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will open in UK cinemas on December 19 and in the US a day later.

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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