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It looks as if solely yesterday we had been attending to know new Star Wars characters named Rey, Kylo, Finn, and Poe. However their tales are set to conclude with the arrival of Star Wars: Episode IX later this yr. Maybe they will seem in additional sequels, or maybe they will die on this one. Proper now, no one is aware of a lot concerning the ultimate installment of the sequel trilogy. We search to treatment that state of affairs.

We do not know the title of Episode IX but, however we do know the movie will introduce quite a lot of new characters (and convey again previous ones) whereas ending the character arcs of Rey and Kylo Ren. The 2 rivals share an intimate connection, displayed in Episode VIII, and so they may fall in love or be revealed as relations simply as simply as they might wind up killing each other. 

Episode IX, co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, has completed an incredible job retaining issues below wraps whereas filming at Pinewood Studios in London. Manufacturing began in August 2018 and only a few particulars have emerged to date. That stated, we will do our greatest to reply some burning questions concerning the film.

What is going to Episode IX be about?

The core query. Nothing massive has been revealed, however we will speculate primarily based on the tip of Episode VIII – The Final Jedi. The foremost factor to remove is the beginning of the brand new rebel. Luke tells Ren, “The rebel is reborn as we speak. The battle is simply starting. And I cannot be the final Jedi.” And, after Rey asks how they will construct a rebel from the scattered stays of their fleet, Leia tells her, “We now have every thing we want.” Throw within the truth Lando Calrissian is making a return and it is sensible the start of the movie could give attention to the recruitment of recent rebels and the expansion of the insurgent military.

Burning 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Questions We Need Answered Now

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Anticipate Episode IX to circle again to Return of the Jedi so far as method. Abrams wasn’t shy about just about remaking A New Hope when he directed The Drive Awakens so it is sensible he’d look to the previous as soon as once more. Abrams is anxious together with his movies “becoming” inside the Star Wars universe so he isn’t taking any dangers. Meaning Rey and Kylo will face one another the identical method Luke faces the Emperor and Darth Vader in Jedi. In the meantime, the rebels will cope with Basic Hux and what’s left of the dangerous guys. Search for Ren to begin a brand new First Order and take the place of Supreme Chief Snoke with Hux main his military. The ultimate act will function Rey and Kylo dealing with off and we’ll be taught extra about their Drive connection. We do not consider Rey’s dad and mom had been easy junk merchants. She and Kylo should be household not directly. Our guess is that they’re cousins and Luke is Rey’s father in any case. She is simply too highly effective to not be a Skywalker. (And do not dismiss the Obi-Wan concept both.)

One Reddit person theorized the rebels and First Order would crew as much as combat a brand new enemy, the Grysk, who’re featured within the novel, Thrawn: Alliances, however we’re not seeing it. Introducing a brand new villain at this stage appears unlikely, as does an alliance.

What’s Episode IX going to be known as?

The Return of the Rebels? The Drive Returns? Half Neuf? The Secret of the Ooze? All stellar selections, however we simply do not know but. Manufacturing is scheduled to wrap in February and a few followers expect a title announcement when that occurs. This useful timeline comparability charts the discharge schedules for the previous three Star Wars movies, if you wish to speculate additional.

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What new characters will seem in Episode IX?

Along with Lando (Billy Dee Williams ), the movie will introduce a handful of recent characters. Sadly we do not know their names. Nonetheless, they will be performed by Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, and Naomi Ackie.

Grant, who’s nominated for Greatest Supporting Actor on the Oscars this yr, appears more likely to play a villain. His British accent and penchant for enjoying evil precedes him. Some followers suppose he could be enjoying Grand Admiral Thrawn, a personality who’s appeared in just a few Star Wars novels in addition to Star Wars Rebels, however Grant disputed that rumor.

Matt Smith looks as if a First Order kind. Russell (who’s co-starring with Adam Driver in Burn This on Broadway this March) appears destined to play a insurgent (perhaps Lando’s associate). Ditto for Monaghan, who could also be enjoying a personality named Arvyl, in accordance with one Redditor. Additionally. Hayden Christensen is rumored to have a task, seemingly as Drive ghost Anakin Skywalker. One report says Abrams got here up with an Anakin Drive ghost that glints between Anakin and Darth Vader, which is fairly cool. 

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What is going on on between Rey and Kylo Ren?

As we talked about beforehand, they’ve a Drive connection nonpareil. After preventing Snoke and his Imperial Guards on the finish of The Final Jedi collectively, Kylo pleads with Rey to affix him so that they can rule the galaxy in tandem. Rey rejects him and finally closes the door on their connection on the finish of the movie. Their tales will resolve your entire Sequel Trilogy and they’re most actually not completed. One enormous query is whether or not or not the previous Ben Solo rejects the Darkish Facet of the Drive and steps again into the sunshine. The son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, Ben was destined for higher issues, however turned whereas being educated by Luke as a Padawan. (That historical past could also be proven in flashback.) So, if Episode IX follows the identical method as Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi, as we mentioned, Kylo Ren is ripe for a conversion. We’re guessing the ending will probably be arrange for Kylo’s redemption, however he’ll finally select the Darkish Facet as a substitute… and Rey will kill his ass. Abrams will not give us the identical factor once more. He’ll subvert our expectations.

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Is Luke Skywalker actually useless? Was he the final Jedi?

Sure and no. Luke died after projecting his picture throughout the galaxy on the conclusion of Episode VIII. Nonetheless, Mark Hamill is listed amongst the solid of Episode IX. What offers? Luke will seemingly seem in flashback or as a Drive ghost, or each, within the new sequel. “I cannot be the final Jedi.” He tells Kylo Ren in Episode VIII earlier than the digital camera immediately cuts to Rey. Sure, Rey will keep it up the torch carried by Luke, Leia, and Anakin earlier than her. Anticipate her to be absolutely powered by the Drive within the new movie and a real Jedi grasp just like Luke in Return of the Jedi. 

Will Carrie Fisher seem as Leia one final time?

Sure. Fisher’s brother, Todd, revealed on Good Morning America lately that Abrams was utilizing previous footage of Leia from The Drive Awakens and The Final Jedi to include in Episode IX. When you had been excited for one more CGI Leia (like in Rogue One), sorry to disappoint. Todd Fisher says, “There’s lots of minutes of footage. I do not imply simply outtakes… That is unused, new content material that might be woven into the storyline. That is what is going on to provide all people such an incredible kick. It will seem like it was meant to be. Prefer it was shot yesterday.” 

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