Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a 2019 American epic space-opera film directed by J.J. Abrams.

Official trailers

Star Wars on Monday, October 21, 2019 released the trailer:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer.

Story intro

Following a broadcast by the late Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren obtains a Sith Wayfinder device on the planet Mustafar, leading him to the uncharted planet Exegol. There, he finds Palpatine, who reveals that he created Snoke as a puppet to control the First Order and lure Kylo to the dark side. Palpatine unveils a secret armada of Star Destroyers and tells Kylo to find and kill Rey, who is continuing her Jedi training under Resistance leader Leia Organa. Finn and Poe Dameron deliver intel from a spy that Palpatine is on Exegol; Rey has learned from Luke Skywalker's notes that a Sith Wayfinder can lead them there. Leia reveals that an ally on Pasaana may be able to help. Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, BB-8, and C-3PO depart in the Millennium Falcon. The group encounters Lando Calrissian, who points them to the Wayfinder's last suspected location. Kylo learns where Rey is through their Force bond and travels there with the Knights of Ren. Rey and the others discover the remains of the assassin Ochi, his ship, droid, and dagger inscribed with Sith text, which C-3PO's programming forbids him from interpreting. Sensing that Kylo is nearby, Rey goes to confront him. The First Order captures the Falcon, Chewbacca, and the dagger; Rey, attempting to save Chewbacca, accidentally destroys a First Order transport with Force lightning. The group escapes on Ochi's ship, presuming Chewbacca to have died in the explosion. Poe suggests traveling to Kijimi to have the Sith text extracted from C-3PO's memory. The process wipes C-3PO's memory but reveals coordinates to a Wayfinder on Kef Bir. Rey senses that Chewbacca is alive, and the group mounts a rescue mission. While Kylo searches for Rey, the group infiltrates his Star Destroyer with the help of Zorii Bliss, an acquaintance of Poe's. Rey recovers the dagger and has visions of her parents being killed with it. Kylo informs her that she is Palpatine's granddaughter; the Sith lord had ordered Ochi to recover Rey as a child, but her parents hid her on Jakku to protect her. General Hux saves Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca from execution, revealing himself as the spy. He permits the group to escape on the Falcon, but is executed for treason.

Cast

Carrie Fisher
Leia Organa, the Force-sensitive leading general of the Resistance, widow of Han Solo, mother to Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker's twin sister and Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker's daughter
Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Master, Leia Organa's twin brother, Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker's son and maternal uncle of Kylo Ren
Adam Driver
Ben Solo / Kylo Ren, the Supreme Leader of the First Order
Daisy Ridley
Rey a former scavenger from Jakku, a member of the Resistance, the last Jedi, apprentice of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, and Palpatine's granddaughter
John Boyega
Finn, a member of the Resistance and a former stormtrooper (FN-2187)
Oscar Isaac
Poe Dameron, a high-ranking X-wing fighter pilot and commander of the Resistance
Anthony Daniels
C-3PO, a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa
Naomi Ackie
Jannah, a former Stormtrooper of the First Order living on the planet Kef Bir
Domhnall Gleeson
General Hux, the First Order's second-in-command
Richard E. Grant
Allegiant General Pryde, a high-ranking general in the First Order
Lupita Nyong'o
Maz Kanata, a former space pirate and ally of the Resistance
Keri Russell
Zorii Bliss, an old acquaintance of Poe's from Kijimi
Joonas Suotamo
Chewbacca, a Wookiee and first mate of the Millennium Falcon and longtime friend of Han Solo
Kelly Marie Tran
Rose Tico, a mechanic in the Resistance
Ian McDiarmid
Emperor Palpatine
Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian, a veteran of the Rebel Alliance, the original owner of the Millennium Falcon and an old friend of Chewbacca, Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
Greg Grunberg
Snap Wexley
Shirley Henderson
Babu Frik
Billie Lourd
Lieutenant Connix
Dominic Monaghan
Beaumont
Hassan Taj
R2-D2 Performed By
Lee Towersey
R2-D2 Performed By
Brian Herring
BB-8
Dave Chapman
BB-8
Robin Guiver
D-O Performed By
Lynn Robertson Bruce
D-O Performed By / Sith Alchemist
J.J. Abrams
D-O (voice)
Claire Roi Harvey
Maz Kanata Performed By
Richard Coombs
Maz Kanata Performed By
Matt Denton
Maz Kanata Performed By
Nick Kellington
Klaud
Mandeep Dhillon
Lieutenant Garam
Alison Rose
Lieutenant Draper
Amanda Lawrence
Commander D'Acy
Tanya Moodie
General Parnadee
Simon Paisley Day
General Quinn
Geff Francis
Admiral Griss
Amanda Hale
Officer Kandia
Amir El-Masry
Commander Trach
Aidan Cook
Boolie
Patrick Williams
Boolie (voice)
Martin Wilde
Knight of Ren
Anton Simpson-Tidy
Knight of Ren
Lukaz Leong
Knight of Ren
Tom Rodgers
Knight of Ren
Joe Kennard
Knight of Ren
Ashley Beck
Knight of Ren
Bryony Miller
First Order Officer
Cyril Nri
First Order Officer
Angela Christian
First Order Officer
Indra Ové
First Order Officer
Richard Bremmer
First Order Officer
Mark Richard Durden Smith
First Order Officer
Andrew Havill
First Order Officer
Nasser Memarzia
First Order Officer
Patrick Kennedy
First Order Officer
Aaron Neil
Resistance Officer
Joe Hewetson
Resistance Officer
Raghad Chaar
Resistance Officer
Mimi Ndiweni
Resistance Officer
Tom Wilton
Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Chris Terrio
Colonel Aftab Ackbar (voice)
Kiran Shah
Nambi Ghima
Debra Wilson
Nambi Ghima (voice)
Josef Altin
Pilot Vanik
Vinette Robinson
Pilot Tyce
Mike Quinn
Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich
Nien Nunb (voice)
Ann Firbank
Tatooine Elder (as Annie Firbank)
Diana Kent
General Engell
Warwick Davis
Wicket W. Warrick
Harrison Davis
Pommet Warwick
Elliot Hawkes
Spice Runner
John Williams
Oma Tres
Philicia Saunders
Tabala Zo
Nigel Godrich
FN-2802
Dhani Harrison
FN-0878
J.D. Dillard
FN-1226
Dave Hearn
FN-0606
Rochenda Sandall
Sith Fleet Officer
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Sith Fleet Officer
Andreea Diac
Lander Pilot
Liam Cook
Ochi of Bestoon
Denis Lawson
Wedge Antilles
Carolyn Hennesy
Demine Lithe
Paul Kasey
Cai Threnalli
Matthew Wood
Cai Threnalli (voice)
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader (voice)
Andy Serkis
Snoke (voice)
Josefine Irrera Jackson
Young Rey
Cailey Fleming
Young Rey
Jodie Comer
Rey's Mother
Billy Howle
Rey's Father
Hayden Christensen
Anakin Skywalker (voice)
Olivia d'Abo
Luminara Unduli (voice)
Ashley Eckstein
Ahsoka Tano (voice)
Jennifer Hale
Aayla Secura (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson
Mace Windu (voice)
Ewan McGregor
Obi Wan Kenobi (voice)
Alec Guinness
Obi Wan Kenobi (voice) (archive sound)
Frank Oz
Yoda (voice)
Angelique Perrin
Adi Gallia (voice)
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Kannan Jarus (voice)
Liam Neeson
Qui-Gon Jinn (voice)

About

Principal photography began on August 1, 2018, at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.

The film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was scheduled to be released on December 16, 2019 (Hollywood), on December 18, 2019 (Germany, Italy, France), on December 19, 2019 (United Kingdom, Australia) and on December 20, 2019 (United States, Turkey) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, Buena Vista International, Cinecolor Films, Cineforum, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Walt Disney Company Nordic, Walt Disney Studios Japan, Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) and Disney Global Content Sales and Distribution.

The duration of the film is 142 minutes. With a budget of $275 million, the film grossed over $517.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got average rating from critics.

External links

Official website: starwars.com/films/star-wars-episode-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker

IMDB: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

Wikipedia: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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