Is Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker the Last Movie?

The release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has left fans wondering whether this is truly the end of the beloved franchise. While the movie certainly had a sense of finality to it, there are still many questions about the future of Star Wars.

What Happens at the End of The Rise of Skywalker?

The Rise of Skywalker sees the return of Emperor Palpatine, who has been hiding in the shadows since his supposed death in Return of the Jedi. The movie follows Rey, Finn, and Poe as they search for a way to defeat Palpatine and save the galaxy once and for all.

The movie ends with an epic battle between the Resistance and Palpatine’s forces on Exegol. In the end, Rey is able to defeat Palpatine with the help of all the Jedi who have come before her. She then returns to Tatooine and buries Luke and Leia’s lightsabers in the sand before revealing her own new lightsaber.

Is This Really The End?

While The Rise of Skywalker certainly felt like a conclusion to the Skywalker saga, it’s unlikely that this is truly the end of Star Wars. Disney has made it clear that they have big plans for the franchise moving forward.

One indication that Star Wars will continue is Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. The service will be home to several new Star Wars shows, including The Mandalorian and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor.

Additionally, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that there are several new Star Wars movies in development. While she hasn’t revealed any details about these movies, it’s safe to say that they will explore new corners of the galaxy far, far away.

    What Could These New Movies Be About?

  • One possibility is that we could see more movies set during different time periods in Star Wars history. The prequel trilogy explored the events leading up to the original trilogy, while the sequel trilogy took place after Return of the Jedi. There are plenty of other time periods in Star Wars history that could be explored, such as the Old Republic era or the period between Episodes III and IV.
  • Another possibility is that we could see more spinoff movies like Rogue One or Solo. These movies would likely focus on new characters and stories within the Star Wars universe.
  • Finally, it’s possible that we could see more movies featuring some of the characters from the sequel trilogy. While The Rise of Skywalker marked an end for characters like Rey, Finn, and Poe, there are still many unanswered questions about their past and future.

The Future of Star Wars

While it’s unclear exactly what form future Star Wars projects will take, it’s clear that Disney has big plans for the franchise. Whether we’ll see more movies or more TV shows (or both), one thing is certain – Star Wars isn’t going away anytime soon.

So no, The Rise of Skywalker is not the last movie in the Star Wars franchise. But it does mark a turning point for the series – a chance to explore new stories, characters, and corners of a galaxy far, far away.