"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams.
The starring cast includes Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Adam Driver as Ben Solo, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Naomi Ackie as Jannah, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde and others.

Here are "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie?

Star Wars on Monday, October 21, 2019 released the trailer for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" you can watch here:
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Final Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie plot summary.

Following a threat of revenge by the resurrected Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), Kylo Ren obtains a Sith Wayfinder, leading him to the uncharted planet Exegol. There, he finds Palpatine, who reveals that he created Snoke (Andy Serkis) as a puppet to control the First Order and lure Kylo to the dark side. Palpatine unveils the Final Order - a secret armada of Star Destroyers - and tells Kylo to find and kill Rey (Daisy Ridley), who is continuing her Jedi training under Resistance leader Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) deliver intelligence from a spy that Palpatine is on Exegol; Rey has learned from Luke Skywalker's notes that a Sith Wayfinder can lead them there. Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), BB-8, and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) depart in the Millennium Falcon to Pasaana, where a clue to a Wayfinder is hidden.
Kylo initiates a Force bond with Rey to discover her location; he travels to Pasaana with his warrior subordinates, the Knights of Ren. With the help of Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), Rey and her friends find the clue - a dagger inscribed with Sith text, which C-3PO's programming forbids him from interpreting - and the remains of a Jedi hunter named Ochi and his ship. Rey senses Kylo nearby, and faces him. The First Order captures the Falcon, Chewbacca, and the dagger; attempting to save Chewbacca, Rey accidentally destroys a First Order transport with Force lightning. Believing Chewbacca to be dead, the group escapes on Ochi's ship.
The group travels to Kijimi, where a droidsmith extracts the Sith text from C-3PO's memory, revealing coordinates to a Wayfinder. Rey senses Chewbacca is alive, and the group mounts a rescue mission to Kylo's Star Destroyer. Rey recovers the dagger and has visions of Ochi killing her parents 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 (Domhnall Gleeson) saves Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca from execution, revealing himself as the spy. He permits the group to escape on the Falcon, but is discovered and killed by Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant). The group flies the Falcon to the Wayfinder's coordinates on a moon in the Endor system.


Who plays who in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Carrie Fisher  as Leia Organa the Force-sensitive leading general of the Resistance, mother to Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker's twin sister, and Anakin Skywalker's daughter
Mark Hamill  as Luke Skywalker the last Jedi Master and maternal uncle of Kylo Ren
Adam Driver  as Ben Solo / Kylo Ren the Supreme Leader of the First Order
Daisy Ridley  as Rey a former scavenger from Jakku, member of the Resistance, granddaughter of Palpatine, and the next Jedi Master
John Boyega  as Finn a member of the Resistance and a former stormtrooper (FN-2187)
Oscar Isaac  as Poe Dameron a high-ranking X-wing fighter pilot and commander of the Resistance
Anthony Daniels  as C-3PO a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa
Naomi Ackie  as Jannah a former Stormtrooper of the First Order (TZ-1719) living on the planet Kef Bir
Domhnall Gleeson  as General Hux the First Order's third in-command
Richard E. Grant  as Allegiant General Pryde a high-ranking general in the First Order
Lupita Nyong'o  as Maz Kanata a former space pirate and ally of the Resistance
Keri Russell  as Zorii Bliss an old acquaintance of Poe's from Kijimi
Joonas Suotamo  as Chewbacca a Wookiee and first mate of the Millennium Falcon
Kelly Marie Tran  as Rose Tico a mechanic in the Resistance and friend of Finn
Ian McDiarmid  as Emperor Palpatine the resurrected Dark Lord of the Sith and Rey's paternal grandfather
Billy Dee Williams  as Lando Calrissian a veteran of the Rebel Alliance, a former owner of the Millennium Falcon, and an old friend of Chewbacca
Cailey Fleming  as Young Rey
Josefine Irrera Jackson  as Young Rey
Greg Grunberg  as Snap Wexley
Shirley Henderson  as Babu Frik
Billie Lourd  as Lieutenant Connix
Dominic Monaghan  as Beaumont
Hassan Taj  as R2-D2
Lee Towersey  as R2-D2
Brian Herring  as BB-8
Dave Chapman  as BB-8
Robin Guiver  as D-O
Lynn Robertson Bruce  as D-O
J.J. Abrams  as D-O
Claire Roi Harvey  as Maz Kanata
Richard Coombs  as Maz Kanata
Matt Denton  as Maz Kanata
Nick Kellington  as Klaud
Mandeep Dhillon  as Lieutenant Garan
Alison Rose  as Lieutenant Draper
Amanda Lawrence  as Commander D'Acy
Tanya Moodie  as General Parnadee
Simon Paisley Day  as General Quinn
Geff Francis  as Admiral Griss
Amanda Hale  as Officer Kandia
Amir El-Masry  as Commander Trach
Aidan Cook  as Boolio
Martin Wilde  as The Knight of Ren
Anton Simpson-Tidy  as The Knight of Ren
Lukaz Leong  as The Knight of Ren
Tom Rodgers  as The Knight of Ren
Joe Kennard  as The Knight of Ren
Ashley Beck  as The Knight of Ren
Bryony Miller  as First Order Officer
Cyril Nri  as First Order Officer
Angela Christian  as First Order Officer
Indra Ové  as First Order Officer
Richard Bremmer  as First Order Officer
Richard Durden  as First Order Officer (as Mark Richard Durden-Smith)
Andrew Havill  as First Order Officer
Nasser Memarzia  as First Order Officer
Brian Patrick Kennedy  as First Order Officer
Aaron Neil  as Resistance Officer
Joe Hewetson  as Resistance Officer
Raghad Chaar  as Resistance Officer
Mimi Ndiweni  as Resistance Officer
Tom Wilton  as Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Chris Terrio  as Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Kiran Shah  as Nambi Ghima
Debra Wilson  as Nambi Ghima
Josef Altin  as Pilot Vanik
Vinette Robinson  as Pilot Tyce
Mike Quinn  as Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich  as Nien Nunb
Ann Firbank  as Tatooine Elder (as Annie Firbank)
Diana Kent  as General Engell
Warwick Davis  as Wicket W. Warrick
Harrison Davis  as Pommet Warwick
Elliot Hawkes  as Spice Runner
John Williams  as Oma Tres
Philicia Saunders  as Tabala Zo
Nigel Godrich  as FN-2802
Dhani Harrison  as FN-0878
J.D. Dillard  as FN-1226
Dave Hearn  as FN-0606
Rochenda Sandall  as Sith Fleet Officer
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd  as Sith Fleet Officer
Andreea Diac  as Lander Pilot
Liam Cook  as Ochi of Bestoon
Denis Lawson  as Wedge Antilles
Carolyn Hennesy  as Demine Lithe
Paul Kasey  as Cai Threnalli
Matthew Wood  as Cai Threnalli
James Earl Jones  as Darth Vader
Andy Serkis  as Snoke
Jodie Comer  as Rey's Mother
Billy Howle  as Rey's Father
Hayden Christensen  as Anakin Skywalker
Olivia d'Abo  as Luminara Unduli
Ashley Eckstein  as Ahsoka Tano
Jennifer Hale  as Aayla Secura
Samuel L. Jackson  as Mace Windu
Ewan McGregor  as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Alec Guinness  as Obi Wan Kenobi (archive sound)
Frank Oz  as Yoda
Angelique Perrin  as Adi Gallia
Freddie Prinze Jr.  as Kanan Jarrus
Liam Neeson  as Qui-Gon Jinn

Release date

When is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie release date?

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 16, 2019 (Los Angeles), on December 18, 2019 (Germany, Italy, France, Lithuania, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Indonesia), on December 19, 2019 (United Kingdom, Australia, Croatia, Hungary, Portugal, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Commonwealth of Independent States, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Ukraine, Spain, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Poland) and on December 20, 2019 (United States, Turkey, People's Republic of China, Iceland, Norway, Romania, South Africa, United Kingdom, India, Japan) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, 2i Film, Buena Vista International, CJ CGV Viet Nam, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Cinecolor Films Perú, Cineforum, Disney Polska, Falcon, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, Forum Hungary, Kinomania, Meloman, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Sam Film, Saturn Films, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, Walt Disney Company Nordic, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Finland, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Italia, Disney Global Content Sales and Distribution and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker filming details?

The duration of the film is 142 minutes. With a budget of $275 million, the film grossed over $1.074 billion.

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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


What are critics and audiences saying about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie?

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 51/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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