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Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2019

‘Star Wars 9’: First poster, trailer, photos, will be titled ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams revealed the first look at the Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago today. The final film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy and the last film in the Skywalker Saga will be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The film, called Star Wars 9 for months, will allegedly wrap up a decades-long saga that began back with A New Hope in 1977.

Abrams is back to direct Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, returning to the new trilogy that he kickstarted with 2015’s The Force Awakens and which Rian Johnson briefly guided with 2017’s The Last Jedi.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

“It is the end of the entire Skywalker saga. Nine stories. This is the culmination of the thing. I think what J.J.[Abrams] has done, and really the whole Lucasfilm team, is going to be incredibly fulfilling. It’s also special for us because you get to learn a lot more things about these characters,” star Oscar Isaac recently said.

The footage centers on Daisy Ridley as Rey, facing off against a Tie Interceptor, presumably flown by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) as Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker narrates over the cuts. Fans also get their first look at Billy Dee Williams, who is set to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

Other main characters are seen, John Boyega as Finn, Isaac as Poe, Anthony Daniels’ C-3PO and Carrie Fisher will return as Leia Organa through archival and unreleased footage.

The rumors of Kylo reconstructing his helmet appear to be accurate. Most ominous is the close, as Luke says “We will always be with you. No one is really gone,” prompting Snoke laughing. At one moment in the trailer, it’s Kylo charging with his lightsaber drawn, but appears to cut down a royal guard or trooper.

Up until this moment Snoke (Andy Serkis) was assumed dead, killed in The Last Jedi, but Serkis’ return as the villain will certainly excite fans. UPDATE: The response and fan consensus is that this is the voice of Palpatine, so all bets are off and if the Emperor is back and could be behind all of this, then there’s no telling how this wraps up.

None of the series newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith or Naomi Ackie, are shown in the trailer.

The Rise of Skywalker also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Abrams wrote the screenplay with Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scribe Chris Terrio.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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