What Is the 9th Star Wars Movie?

The Star Wars franchise has been a pop culture phenomenon since the release of the first movie in 1977. It has spawned numerous movies, books, TV shows, and merchandise.

The ninth movie in the main saga was released in 2019 and was titled “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. In this article, we will explore the plot, characters, and production of this highly anticipated movie.


“The Rise of Skywalker” is set one year after the events of “The Last Jedi”. Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) is continuing her training as a Jedi under General Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher).

Meanwhile, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is trying to locate Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), who has somehow returned from the dead. The Resistance, led by Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega), are gearing up for a final showdown with the First Order.

The movie takes us on a thrilling ride as Rey and her friends embark on a dangerous mission to stop Palpatine from unleashing his ultimate power. Along the way, they encounter old friends and foes such as Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). There are also some surprising revelations about Rey’s true identity that fans have been speculating about for years.


As with all Star Wars movies, “The Rise of Skywalker” features an ensemble cast of beloved characters as well as some new faces. Here are some of the main players:

  • Rey: A scavenger from Jakku who discovers she has a powerful connection to the Force.
  • Kylo Ren: A former Jedi apprentice turned dark side warrior who is obsessed with power.
  • Poe Dameron: A skilled pilot and leader of the Resistance.
  • Finn: A former stormtrooper who defects to the Resistance and becomes a close friend of Rey’s.
  • General Leia Organa: The leader of the Resistance and former princess of Alderaan.
  • Emperor Palpatine: The evil Sith Lord who was thought to be dead but has somehow returned to seek revenge on the galaxy.


“The Rise of Skywalker” was directed by J.J. Abrams, who also directed “The Force Awakens”. Abrams took over from Colin Trevorrow, who left the project due to creative differences. The movie was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The movie was filmed in various locations around the world, including Jordan, England, and Ireland. It features stunning visual effects and a sweeping orchestral score by legendary composer John Williams.


“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” may not have pleased all fans, but it was a fitting end to the Skywalker saga that began over 40 years ago. It wrapped up many loose ends while also introducing new elements to the Star Wars universe. Whether you are a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, this movie is definitely worth watching for its stunning visuals and thrilling action sequences.