Poe's reunion with Zorii Bliss on Kijimi. Kenobi calls out to Rey while Yoda urges Rey to rise. The Sith vision abruptly growls and bares fangs at her, causing her to stumble outside the chamber and drop the wayfinder on the floor. Luminara and Adi Gallia encourage Rey to rise while Qui-Gon tells her that they stand behind her. On the Resurgent Star Destroyer, Allegiant General Pryde watches in horror as the Resistance destroys the Final Order. Blazer346. [47] Terrio also spent some time doing extensive research into the Expanded Universe and recent Star Wars animation;[48] he was influenced by many of those stories in writing the film, comparing the process to writing nonfiction: "When we would make a story decision, we were fully aware that this now will become canon, and so are we sure that this is the right story decision? While the Falcon is traveling through hyperspace, Poe tells Chewbacca and C-3PO that he doesn't know why the First Order is not following them and that he doesn't trust them. [69] Ultimately, ILM placed Fisher's facial performance onto a digital body, with an on-set stand-in serving as a visual reference for the actors. Rey tells Luke that she was haunted by the dark vision and that she plans to exile herself to prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, Finn manages to tie a rope around the treadspeeder's engine. Ren replies that he never lied to her and that her parents were "no ones" because they chose to be to keep her safe. Back aboard Ochi's ship, Poe tells Finn and Rey they have eight hours left and asks what they should do. Rey asks if Babu Frik can help them. [164][165] (The event concluded with exclusive Palpatine dialogue that has been interpreted as the transmission mentioned in the film's opening crawl. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Finale TV Spot #1, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | #1 Movie 2 Weeks in a Row, Meet Babu Frik | Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Star Wars Show Changes Things Up, Plus We Talk With Gaten Matarazzo from Stranger Things, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Comes Home, the Child Lands at New York Toy Fair, and More! Ren, unshaken, proceeds further into the citadel, walking for some time among the towering effigies. As Rey draws the Skywalker lightsaber, Sidious implores her to strike him down, ending the Jedi and rebirthing the Sith. During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Organa says that they cannot afford to fail on this mission. [99] Williams said that it will most likely be his final Star Wars project. The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end. 99 > Back to top. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams. Outside the bar, Zorii and Poe reminisce about old times. Leia died of shame. However, C-3PO reveals that he has retained the inscription in his memory banks. This is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and will serve as the culmination of the Skywalker saga. I wanted to LOVE this movie, but I haven't been this bored in a long long time. While working with Finn and Poe Dameron to fulfill a new mission, Rey will not only face Kylo Ren once more, but she will also finally discover the truth about her parents as well as a deadly secret that could determine her future and the fate of the ultimate final showdown that is to come. [167] The 2020 video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will include levels from the film. [62] Fisher's brother Todd said that he and Billie Lourd had granted Lucasfilm rights to use footage of her. Just then, the roof of the Sith Citadel opens, showing the battle above. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Now Playing in Theaters. [93][94] By December 11, 2018, Hamill had worked for "about a week" on the film, but had yet to shoot most of his scenes, which he expected to do alongside his work on the TV series Knightfall. [72][73] Production also took place in Wadi Rum, Jordan (the same filming location for Jedha in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) for three weeks. At the Resistance briefing room, Poe confirms the authenticity of the message sent across the galaxy: that Sidious has returned, heading an unprecedented fleet, with ambitions of vengeance and conquest. [28] According to Terrio, he and Abrams didn't use anything from Trevorrow's script, although "There may have been certain elements that we used that had been in the original script and we weren't aware of it. (Additional books would be released throughout 2020, including the novel, junior novel, and graphic novel adaptations of the film and the Art of book. Sidious is displeased that the late Princess of Alderaan has disrupted his plan but thinks that her "foolish act" was in vain. [148], In November 2018, Lucasfilm debuted the animated shorts Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures as an introduction to the saga for children, beginning a year-long lead-up to the film. Above Exegol, the Sith Star Destroyers fire up their engines. Rey and Ben Solo stand together to face Sidious. While navigating through the Star Destroyer's corridors, Rey uses a mind trick to confuse the stormtroopers, enabling them to find Chewie. [96], John Williams had begun work on the musical score by May 2019,[97] and was scheduled to begin recording in June. Their plan is to attack the scattered Sith fleet. C-3PO think that they are in the underworld. He further reveals that he once accompanied Luke on a mission to track a man named Ochi, whom they believed held information key to locating one of the devices, but when they arrived, they found his ship abandoned. After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy. Believing that this is the end, Finn attempts to tell Poe the secret he was going to tell Rey. It was produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams' production company Bad Robot Productions and was distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Ren orders Pryde to alert the local troops and to dispatch reinforcements to Pasaana. C-3PO leads them to a speeder and discovers a hex charm, a common emblem of the Sith loyalists. Babu Frik preparing to perform a delicate operation on C-3PO. Ren wants to use the device as a guide in his hunt for the source of the broadcast, which he perceives as a threat to his power. Distracted by the vision, she ultimately batters the training remote with her staff, but damages BB-8 in the process. He dodges her blade before igniting his own crossblade lightsaber and leads Rey down a chute. Drawing Leia's lightsaber, Rey confronts Sidious, who halts his attack on the fleet. BB-8 fires a colored smoke canister, blinding the pursuing treadspeeder and causing to crash onto rocks. [175] Notably, it performed poorly in China, continuing a downward trend from The Force Awakens. [10] In 1976, Lucas asked Mark Hamill to make a cameo in the film ("like Obi-Wan handing the lightsaber down to the next new hope"), which he estimated at the time would be filmed "around 2011. Poe leads the Exegol landing team towards the navigation tower on Exegol's surface. Ren says that Solo is a memory, but Solo says that he is his memory. I read Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s final Star Wars: Episode IX script! Get to Know Us. [132][133] Brazil's Comic Con Experience on December 7,[134] and the film's Japan premiere on December 11. After landing in Kijimi City, the Resistance team avoids a stormtrooper patrol, who are searching and round up local civilians. Star Wars: Episode IX Wraps, Plus New Celebration Chicago Guests Announced. Nien Nunb and Kaydel Ko Connix point out that the Resistance fleet is outnumbered but Finn says that Lando and Chewbacca will go to the Core Systems and rally support for the Resistance. Rey, Poe, Finn, Chewbacca and C-3PO visited Pasaana searching for clues to find a Wayfinder to Exegol. [29][30], Carrie Fisher and co-star Mark Hamill in a promotional image for The Last Jedi, Carrie Fisher died on December 27, 2016. On September 12, 2017, Abrams and Terrio were announced as the new director and writers. While Finn and Jannah watch in shock, several Resistance members including Maz Kanata, R2-D2, Kaydel Connix, Beaumont Kin, and Temmin Wexley gather to pay respects to their fallen leader. Realizing that the two are a dyad in the Force, the Sith Lord decides to rejuvenate himself by draining their life essences. Find out where Star Wars: Episode IX is streaming, if Star Wars: Episode IX is on Netflix, and get news and updates, on Decider. We did that a couple of times. While Poe and Rey argue, Finn tries to brief Rey about their mission to meet with the spy. [108] The film was featured in a panel at Celebration Chicago, featuring director/co-writer J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy. [39] Abrams pitched his story to Disney head Bob Iger in December 2017[40] and had a script ready by February 2018. Finn chats with Jannah, who reveals that she was once a stormtrooper known as TZ-1719 and that her whole tribe were former troopers. One by one they are defeated. Rey uses the Force to jump to another floating wreck. Believing that he is at the cusp of victory, the Emperor taunts Rey that her death will be the final word in the story of Rebellion. Rey is still dismayed, as Kylo destroyed the wayfinder on Kef Bir. Returning to the cliff, Poe and the others discover that Rey had commandeered a skimmer and taken it to the Death Star ruins with the intention of retrieving the wayfinder. Does it seem like it gels with George's original intentions from Episode IV? Poe tells the Resistance fighters not to fall into the trap of thinking they are alone and that good people will fight with the right leadership. Finn calls out to Rey, but she uses the Force to hurl him aside, unwilling to see him get hurt. Meanwhile, on the Millennium Falcon, ex-stormtrooper Finn and Resistance pilot Poe Dameron engage the Wookiee Chewbacca in an intense game of dejarik. General Domaric Quinn speaks up, dismissing the Sith loyalists as "a cult, conjurers and soothsayers." Rey then flies away on Ren's TIE whisper, still shaken about her own actions and by her Sith lineage. Rey then confesses to him that she did wanted to join him and take his hand as Ben Solo. Finn ends the speech by saying that they are now taking the war back to the First Order. Budget Finn and Jannah, who have arrived, witness the lightsaber duel. [103][104], The film was originally scheduled for release on May 24, 2019,[105] but was later pushed back to December 20,[8] giving the May 24 date to the live-action remake of Aladdin. Rey tells everyone to grab hold of something, but it doesn't work. "[42], Due to the time constraints and pressure of returning to the series, Abrams asked Chris Terrio to co-write the film. As Rey and Finn are sucked into the sand, Finn yells "I never told you!..." [177], The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the acting but criticized the story and pacing. This subreddit is for leaks, spoilers and news concerning the new Star Wars Films and Television media. "[66] According to Mr. Fisher: "There's a lot of minutes of footage. [14], Both J.J. 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