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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the third film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the final one of the Skywalker Saga. It is directed by J. J. Abrams, who returns after The Force Awakens, and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 20th, 2019.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker provides examples of:
- Bait-and-Switch: In the teaser, Luke's reassuring "No one's ever really gone" is followed by an Evil Laugh from the previously Put on a Bus Emperor Palpatine.
- The Bus Came Back:
- Emperor Palpatine returns to the film series after being absent from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
- Also returning to the mainline films is Lando Calrissian, who last appeared in Return of the Jedi. In the teaser trailer he is seen piloting the Millennium Falcon once again alongside Chewbacca.
- Eerily Out-of-Place Object: Rey, Finn, Poe and company go to an ocean containing the destroyed remnants of one of the moon-sized Death Stars.
- Evil Laugh: Original trilogy Big Bad Emperor Palpatine continues to have a sinister, malicious laugh to match his own cruel, mocking demeanor.
- Grand Finale: Invoked in the teaser, which includes the title card "The saga comes to an end".
- Meaningful Echo: Luke's line "A thousand generations live in you now" serves as an echo of Obi-Wan's own line to him back in A New Hope "For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice".
- Reforged Blade: The blue lightsaber that was used by Anakin, Luke and then Rey before being wrecked in The Last Jedi reappears in Rise repaired and being used by Rey once more.
- Series Fauxnale: While played up as "the end of the Skywalker Saga" by the production staff and in promotional material at the time of release, before the film even came out, Disney had already announced several additional future Star Wars films by creators like Rian Johnson and David Benioff / D.B. Weiss, along with series like The Mandalorian.note
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: Rey now has a completely white outfit to illustrate her taking the role of a champion of the light.
- Time Skip: As per the director J.J. Abrams, the movie picks up "some time" after the events of The Last Jedi, rather than being an Immediate Sequel as The Last Jedi was. As such, Finn's hair has grown out more, Rey now has a rebuilt lightsaber after Anakin's was torn apart in the finale of the previous film, and so on.
- The X of Y: The Rise of Skywalker.