The Rise of Skywalker!
The next and seemingly last of this new trilogy of films has received a trailer and a name reveal. The movie will be titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Check out the teaser trailer here.
The trailer features the return of Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian, as well as a familiar cackle belonging to Emperor Palpatine. Although it is yet unknown as to whether the Emperor is actually making his return, this revelation may leave something for fans to get excited about, who may have been disappointed with the previous numbered entry in the series.
You can also check out the full panel from the Star Wars celebration event below.
A poster has also been revealed for the movie, revealing the name and month of release.
The final part in the latest Star Wars trilogy will feature the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, as well as surprise announcements of Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher returning as Luke and Leia respectively.
J.J. Abrams will be directing the movie after replacing Colin Trevorrow. Abrams directed ‘The Force Awakens’ and will cap off the trilogy. Rian Johnson directed ‘The Last Jedi’ to praise from critics, but a very mixed response from the fanbase. Fans may be hoping for Abrams to course correct from the ‘The Last Jedi’ and build upon the ideas he began is ‘The Force Awakens’.
The full cast list includes series veterans Daisy Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Connix. Newcomers Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant will also be joining for the final entry in the trilogy. With the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Carrie Fisher will posthumously appear as Leia via unused footage from the previous entries in the trilogy, but her role may not be as major.
Disney is also working on multiple spin-off series for their streaming service.
The movie is slated for a December 19th 2019 release date in parts of the world.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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