Today at the launch of Star Wars Celebration, the cast of the new Star Wars movie came out on stage to talk about the film, and also dropped the name, a few bits of news, a new trailer, and the surprising return of an old evil…
The last movie in the Skywalker Saga will officially (and appropriately) be called ‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’. The trailer, which you can see above, features some amazing shots. Rey taking on a Tie Fighter with only a lightsaber… Those of you with an eye for detail will notice, that is the Skywalker lightsaber she is holding, which was previously ripped apart.
We also get our first look at Billy Dee Williams back in costume as Lando Calrissian. Kylo Ren cutting his way through some people. BB-8 gets a new friend called “Dio” (although I suspect it’s probably spelt something like DI-0). As the trailer says “no one is ever really gone…” Then… that laugh… that terrible laugh…
It’s the return of Palpatine… aka Darth Sidious.
Whilst we don’t know much of the plot at this point, it will feature “an epic adventure the group goes on together” according to director JJ Abrams. It also picks up “some time” after the events of the last movie.
‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ premieres in UK cinemas on 19th, December 2019… and it can’t come soon enough!