If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re probably wondering what movie comes after The Last Jedi. The answer is Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. This highly anticipated movie is set to be released on December 20th, 2019 and will conclude the sequel trilogy that began with The Force Awakens.
What to Expect from The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker promises to be an epic conclusion to the Skywalker saga that has spanned over four decades. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the movie will bring back familiar characters like Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, and of course, Luke Skywalker. Fans can also expect to see the return of Lando Calrissian and Emperor Palpatine.
The official plot synopsis for the movie is as follows: “The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.”
This suggests that the Resistance will continue their fight against Kylo Ren and his army while also facing a new threat from Emperor Palpatine. It’s unclear how Palpatine will return in this movie since he was seemingly killed in Return of the Jedi.
The first trailer for The Rise of Skywalker was released at Star Wars Celebration in April 2019 and gave fans a glimpse of what’s to come. The trailer opens with Rey in a desert landscape, facing down an incoming TIE fighter using her lightsaber.
We hear Luke’s voice saying “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now.” We then see shots of various characters including Leia, Lando, and C-3PO before ending with a shot of what appears to be wreckage from Death Star II and Emperor Palpatine’s sinister laugh.
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker is shaping up to be an emotional and action-packed finale to the Skywalker saga. With J. Abrams back at the helm and a talented cast of actors, fans can expect an epic adventure that will leave them satisfied and nostalgic for the entire Star Wars franchise. Don’t miss it when it hits theaters on December 20th, 2019!