When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, fans around the world are always eager to know what’s coming next. After the release of the eighth episode of the series, “The Last Jedi,” many have been eagerly waiting for news about the next movie.
So, what is the last Star Wars movie after “The Last Jedi”? Let’s take a closer look.
The Last Jedi Recap
Before we look at what’s coming next, let’s quickly recap what happened in “The Last Jedi.” The movie picks up right where “The Force Awakens” left off, with Rey meeting Luke Skywalker on a remote planet. Meanwhile, the Resistance is facing a tough battle against the First Order.
Throughout the movie, we see Kylo Ren struggling with his allegiance and Rey learning more about her past and her connection to the Force. Ultimately, Snoke is defeated by Kylo Ren and Rey in a tense battle, but not before he reveals that he was manipulating both of them.
In one of the most surprising moments of the film, Luke Skywalker shows up on Crait to confront Kylo Ren in a battle that turns out to be an elaborate illusion. However, this act exhausts Luke and he passes away on Ahch-To as he watches a binary sunset with Leia sensing his passing.
The Rise of Skywalker
After “The Last Jedi,” fans were left wondering what would happen next in this epic saga. Fortunately for us all, we got our answer in December 2019 when “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was released.
“The Rise of Skywalker” takes place one year after the events of “The Last Jedi.” In this movie we see Kylo Ren searching for Emperor Palpatine who apparently survived his death in “Return of The Jedi”. Meanwhile our heroes Finn and Poe go on an adventure to find information about Palpatine’s whereabouts along with Rey.
Throughout the movie, we see the return of classic characters like Lando Calrissian and the final appearance of Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. There are also plenty of exciting action sequences, including an epic showdown on the ruins of the second Death Star.
In a climactic ending, Rey confronts Palpatine in a battle that ultimately leads to her learning about her true heritage and defeating Palpatine with a little help from her friends. The movie ends with Rey visiting Tatooine and burying Luke and Leia’s lightsabers in sand before revealing her new yellow lightsaber.
So, there you have it – “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is the last movie in the Star Wars series after “The Last Jedi.” While it may be bittersweet to say goodbye to these beloved characters, there’s no doubt that this epic saga has left an indelible mark on pop culture that will continue to be celebrated for generations to come.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or someone who is just discovering the Star Wars universe for the first time, “The Rise of Skywalker” is definitely worth checking out. With thrilling action sequences and emotional moments, it’s a fitting conclusion to one of cinema’s most iconic franchises.