Star Wars Episode 9 release date, trailer, cast, JJ Abrams role and everything you need to know

The Final Chapter in the new Star Wars Trilogy which was previously called as Star Wars Episode 9 now has an official subtitle, The Rise of Skywalker. With the criticism that The Last Jedi received, JJ Abrams is himself back to direct the third sequel for 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Episode 8: The Last Jedi was much controversial, and criticised for a confusing and rushed plot, along with under utilising Mark Hamill. Daisy Ridley’s character Rey and her rise as a Force user remains the primary focus.

Star Wars Episode 9: Trailer Breakdown


The title and the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 9 were released on April 12 last month, with the official name of the movie as The Rise of Skywalker. The trailer solely focused on Rey, her interaction with Leia, along with the return of the rebels group including Poe and Finn.

Star Wars Episode 9: Trailer Breakdown

What took Fans by surprise was the tease of Empire Palpatine’s evil laugh. He was presumed dead in the previous movies. It also features the return of Lando’s character and the ruins of a Death Star along with the sand planet which looked like Tatooine.

Star Wars Episode 9: Plot Details

Star Wars Episode 9: Plot Details

While there has been no official synopsis or any story details, about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the only sure thing sure is that it will focus on the central characters from last two movies. A time-jump is in order. It will feature the Adventures of Rey, Poe, Finn and Kylo Ren.

JJ Abrams confirmed that it will be the final chapter. It will close all the story arcs. Hence, it will wrap up the Skywalker storylines which started 40 years ago. While there are reports that the Resistance fighters are almost on the verge of their end.

Star Wars Episode 9: Cast and Release Date

Star Wars Episode 9: Cast and Release Date

  • Daisy Ridley as Rey
  • John Boyega as the Rebel Soldier Finn
  • Adam Driver as estranged Kylo Ren
  • Oscar Isaac as Pilot Poe Dameron
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3P0
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Episode 9: will release on December 20, 2019

The late Carrie Fisher features as her iconic role of Leia. The footage through CGI, special effects and a bunch of older unused footage has been put to use. Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine might also return with the Doctor Who actor Matt Smith in an unknown role.

Star Wars Episode 9 will release on December 20, 2019, in the US and rest of the world, while certain countries like Australia and New Zealand might see it earlier. In the UK region, Star Wars will open one day before on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Why the subtitle ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars Season 9: Why it is called The Rise of Skywalker?

JJ Abrams refused to disclose any details about the story of the movie. He explained that the subtitle would be clear after the audience has watched the  movie.

But during the flow of titles, this movie had a very different responsibility. It had to be the end of not just three movies, but all the nine movies, and the idea of having to incorporate the stories that have come before me, strangely, is the story of this movie.

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