“The saga will end.” … and it’s about bloody time. We’ve waited a long, long time for this Skywalker finale. About 40 years, in fact.
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’ll be a riveting conclusion to the Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. With the tag line “The saga will end. The story lives forever”, it promises a finish to what they started more than four decades ago with A New Hope.
But fear not, Supernerds, there’s more light-sabre bashing action just around the corner with yet another Star Wars film set for a 2022 release. That’s, like, not even that long, in speed of light terms, or space time, or whatever. Sit tight.
Since its debut in 1977, the Skywalker saga has delivered two original sequels, three prequels, a full ‘sequel trilogy’, and two ‘anthology’ films, or stand-alone films. I suppose they can get away with an unrealistic depiction of time, since time doesn’t really operate in space-world-land.
The film, which will be 155 minutes long (the longest Star Wars movie ever), will see the Resistance face the First Order one more time, and the end of the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith.
It stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Lupita Nyong’o, alongside original trilogy cast members Mark Hamill, Ian McDiarmid, and Anthony Daniels (as the robot C-3PO).
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens 20 December 2019. Get your tickets whilst they’re hot, or at least before they sell out (which they will).