The Star Wars franchise has been an integral part of the pop culture landscape for over four decades. From its humble beginnings with the 1977 original film, it has spawned numerous sequels, prequels, spin-offs, TV shows, books, and merchandise.
But with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, many fans wondered if this was the end of the Skywalker Saga and the franchise as a whole. However, rumors have been circulating that a new movie might be in development to finish off the story.
What is the Skywalker Saga
The Skywalker Saga refers to the nine main films in the Star Wars franchise that revolve around the Skywalker family and their struggles against evil forces such as Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. It began with Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 and concluded with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. The storyline follows Luke Skywalker’s journey from a farm boy on Tatooine to becoming a Jedi Knight and ultimately defeating his father Darth Vader.
What happened at the end of The Rise of Skywalker
In The Rise of Skywalker, Rey discovers that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter and confronts him on Exegol. With help from her friends Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, she defeats Palpatine by using two lightsabers to deflect his Force lightning back at him.
However, she dies in the process but is brought back to life by Ben Solo (formerly known as Kylo Ren) using his remaining Force energy. Ben then sacrifices himself to bring Rey back to life before passing away.
What are the rumors about a new movie
According to various sources such as We Got This Covered and Giant Freakin Robot, Lucasfilm is reportedly developing a new Star Wars movie set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. It is said to focus on the character of Rey as she continues her journey as a Jedi and possibly explores her relationship with Finn. However, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt as Lucasfilm has not officially confirmed or denied them.
What does this mean for the future of Star Wars
If a new movie is indeed in development, it could potentially pave the way for more stories set in the Star Wars universe. Disney and Lucasfilm have already announced various TV shows such as The Mandalorian and upcoming projects like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, and Rangers of the New Republic. They have also stated that they plan to release more Star Wars movies but have been tight-lipped about their specific plans.
The possibility of a new Star Wars movie to finish off the Skywalker Saga is exciting news for fans who want to see how the story continues after The Rise of Skywalker’s conclusion. However, until Lucasfilm confirms or denies these rumors, we can only speculate about what the future holds for the franchise. Regardless, Star Wars will always hold a special place in our hearts and continue to inspire generations to come.