Here are 10 things you need to know before seeing the new movie.
In just a few days Star Wars Episode IX, also known as The Rise of Skywalker, will open in cinemas all around the world. This will be the last movie in the Skywalker saga that started with 1977’s A New Hope, hence the hype surrounding its release.
I’m sure most of you have already got your tickets booked, but brush up on these awesome facts about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before heading to the cinema:
Famous composer John Williams will score The Rise of Skywalker, which will be the 9th and final Star Wars film that he composes.
Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, is the only actor to appear on all nine Star Wars movies.
Billy Dee Williams has already expressed interest in reprising his role as Lando Calrissian since The Force Awakens. While he didn’t get that chance before he is now part of the cast for The Rise of Skywalker, 36 years after his last appearance from Return of the Jedi.
Mark Hamill said that filming around Episode IX was so strict he compared it to being ‘in the C.I.A.’.
Carrie Fisher was originally written out of the movie out of respect from her untimely death, but director J.J. Abrams found a way to incorporate some of the unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and merge with the current storyline of The Rise of Skywalker.
J.J. Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, returns for The Rise of Skywalker. Jurassic World director Colin Treverrow was originally at the helm, but quit because of creative differences.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s final trailer was released on October 21, 2019, Carrie Fisher’s 63rd birthday.
Ian McDiarmid, who plays Palpatine, was one of the highlights of the first trailer when it came out last April. His menacing laugh confirmed his appearance in this movie.
This will be the first Star Wars movie that doesn’t include Peter Mayhew, who died earlier this year.
It was mentioned that J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio consulted with George Lucas before writing the script, taking into consideration Carrie Fisher’s death in 2016 along with Supreme Leader Snoke and Luke Skywalker’s demise in The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in UAE cinemas this Thursday.