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“Star Wars: Episode IX” Gets A Title And A Teaser Trailer


All at once, we went from knowing very little about the final installment of the now nine episode Star Wars saga to being blown away. Over at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, not only was the title finally revealed for Episode IX, we got a Teaser Trailer as well. The latter will be discussed below and seen at the bottom of this post. The former can be bestowed upon you now. The film is now called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a hell of a great title and a fitting one for the avenue this movie seems to be taking.

The film is the continuation of the Star Wars saga, and in fact, brings it to a close. From the looks of this Teaser Trailer, our returning heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) will be doing one last battle with the First Order, led by Kylo Ten (Adam Driver) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). Old friends like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and General Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) will be back, along with the first new appearance for Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) in decades. If you listen to the Teaser, you can even hear Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) laughing. Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell are some of the newcomers. J.J. Abrams returns to direct, as well as co-writing here with Chris Terrio, though original scribes Derek Connolly and (former helmer) Colin Trevorrow receive credit as well. Supporting players include Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran, and many more. Dan Mindel handles the cinematography, while of course John Williams composed the score.

So far, this is how I would rank the movies in the main Star Wars saga:

8. Attack of the Clones (Episode II)
7. The Phantom Menace (Episode I)
6. Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)
5. Return of the Jedi (Episode XI)
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode XII)
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode XIII)
2. The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
1. Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope)

And this is the full ranking, including the other installments in the franchise:

10. Attack of the Clones (Episode II)
9. The Phantom Menace (Episode I)
8. Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)
7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
5. Return of the Jedi (Episode XI)
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode XII)
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode XIII)
2. The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
1. Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Now time for talk. We can break this down later. Let us get to the good stuff. Here now is the Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy:



Stay tuned for lots more on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker between now and the end of the year!

About Joey Magidson

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