Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker also known as Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker is an upcoming American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams.The trailer promises to shut off the narrative that started out with rural boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) locating himself stuck up in an intergalactic conflict in George Lucas’s original, groundbreaking film, A New Hope.
On Monday night US time, though, the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker launched, with tickets going on sale for the last film in the series that has been running since 1977.
The saga has since spanned two original sequels, three prequels, a full “sequel trilogy” and two “anthology” films, or stand-alone films within more or less the same timeline.
The Rise of Skywalker will see the Resistance face the 1st Order once more and the end of the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. Principal photography began in August 2018 at Pinewood Studios in England, and wrapped in February 2019. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 20th December 2019.
Written, directed and produced by JJ Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker 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.
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, Michelle Rejwan
J. J. Abrams, Chris Terrio
Based on Characters by George Lucas
Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Dan Mindel
company Lucasfilm Ltd.
Bad Robot Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Release date December 20 2019 United States
Star Wars creator George Lucas sold his production company Lucasfilm and with it the Star Wars franchise, to The Walt Disney Company. Disney subsequently announced the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In June 2014 it was announced that Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi would write a story treatment for Episode IX. In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director of the film he was to write the script with frequent collaborator Derek Connolly. In April 2017 Johnson stated that he was not involved in writing the film. In February 2016, Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger confirmed that pre-production on Episode IX had begun. In late April 2017, Disney announced that the film would be released on May 24, 2019. A month later, filming was expected to begin in January 2018 but this was later pushed back to August.