Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will end the Star Wars saga as we know it. J.J. Abrams, who had earlier directed The Force Awakens, relocated to the director’s chair for this installment.
Prior director Colin Trevorrow abandoned the series with artistic variations. Trevorrow produced a draught of the script with Derek Connolly, before Jack Thorne (who served on the cult genre classic The Fades and is now preparing a new version of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials) was added. Abrams and Chris Terrio wrote the final draft. John Williams is now coming away with a point of his final Star Wars film.
More information about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
All right, and we’re at the end of all the things. Star Wars: The Skywalker Rise, a film that came to the culmination of the saga/mysticism/lifestyle option that George Lucas started some 42 years ago with an almost $9 million space opera called Star Wars. That was back, of course, in those naive days when not every film had a subtitle, and not every plot option was full of sense for movies yet to be created.
Following the controversial, and at times toxic, the controversy over the previous iteration of The Last Jedi in 2017, The Rise of Skywalker was faced with the enormously difficult challenge of not only delivering a satisfactory finale to the current trilogy but also to the entire nine-film plot that includes the melodrama of the Skywalker family and the galactic war between good and bad. It also has to please a multitude of fans with lots of different opinions about what this thing is going to be.
What is the runtime of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?
J.J. Abrams has reported that Star Wars: The Skywalker Rise is 2 hours and 21 minutes long. That’s 141 minutes, which means that 2017’s The Last Jedi is now the longest Star Wars movie of all time in 152 minutes. It was previously announced that Episode IX was going to be 155 minutes long, so it seems that several more cuts were made ever since.
Characters of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?
Including the returning actors’ Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Ian McDiarmid will also return to his role as Emperor Palpatine, as confirmed in the first teaser trailer. Yeah, he pulled the house to the ground when he turned up at the Episode IX panel at the Star Wars Celebration!
Also, there are a few newbies: Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth) played the character called Jannah. Keri Russel and Richard E. Grant (Logan, Game of Thrones) will both make their Star Wars appearance in the film. Dominic Monaghan will be reunited with Abrams for the first time since Losing in an unspecified role.
Billy Dee Williams will also be taking over his job as Lando Calrissian. Mark Hamill will also appear as Luke Skywalker, who was not a virtual certainty since the events of The Last Jedi.
Is Star Wars Rise of Skywalker the last movie?
Star Wars: The Skywalker Rise is the ninth and final film in what Lucasfilm called The Skywalker Saga. It’s the end of the journey — it’s both the best advantage and the heaviest responsibility.
Chewie disappeared, but he didn’t die, really. Then Rey inadvertently blows up the ship from which he was taken. Except that Chewie was really on a separate but similar bus, since “The Skywalker Rise” tried to pull a stupidly manipulative obfuscate.