Watch Rey's journey continue in 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker', coming to ODEON cinemas, Christmas 2019.
The next instalment of the Star Wars saga will be released in UK cinemas on December 19, and it’s fair to say that Star Wars Episode IX is one of the most anticipated films this year with the story set to close the Skywalker saga, which began back in 1977.
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What we know is that some time has passed between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, with Director J.J. Abrams confirming that the movie won’t pick up right where Episode VIII left off. But what ‘Rise of Skywalker’ could mean is quite the mystery.
In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren told Rey that her parents were nothing more than “filthy junk traders who sold you off for drinking money”... Hopefully this mystery behind her parent’s background, is revealed this December.
Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) , Kelly Marie Tran (Rose) , Domnhall Gleeson (General Hux) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) are all confirmed to return for the final film.
Joining the cast for their first Star Wars experience are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell.
In addition, veteran Star Wars actors returning include Bille Dee Williams as Lando, appearing in the new trilogy for the first time after Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO).
Though Carrie Fisher sadly passed away, she is featured in The Rise of Skywalker thanks to unused footage from The Force Awakens.
As far as what the trailer reveals, Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker provides the preview’s evocative voice-over, while footage of Carrie Fisher as General Leia tuggs at fans’ heartstrings. We see Billy Dee Williams back as Lando Calrissian, looking as dapper as ever sat in the Millennium Falcon. So far, all of this is pure Star Wars legacy!
But the trailer’s biggest surprise comes at the very end when a maniacal laugh takes over the soundtrack. Who is this laugh from and what could it mean? All will be revealed this Christmas...