‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Actor Admits the Movie Refuses to Answer All Your Questions
Two years later, fans are still arguing over Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has the unenviable task of uniting the fandom. Moreover, it must also conclude the sequel trilogy and provide a satisfying ending to the nine-part Skywalker saga.
According to one star of the new film, The Rise of Skywalker might prove to be just as divisive as its predecessor, however. While J.J. Abrams’ film seems tailor-made to please longtime fans, it could end up driving the wedge even further for fans who loathe this new trilogy. Let’s look into how that could be possible.
The Skywalker saga will end
The film’s first teaser trailer culminates in the reveal that Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) will play some role in The Rise of Skywalker. Abrams has gone on record with his intention to make the conclusion to the Skywalker saga as “cohesive” as possible. What that means exactly fans still won’t discover until the film’s release.
But it’s clear that Abrams will return to the beginning of George Lucas’ saga. And that means the prequel trilogy will likely play an integral role in where Rey, Kylo Ren, and the Skywalker legacy end up. For Star Wars fans, this could complicate the story, considering how they feel about the prequels.
Moreover, The Rise of Skywalker will endeavor to answer at least some of the big questions lingering over the saga. Some fans speculate that this will involve restoring balance to the Force. Meanwhile, others just want to know if Rey and Kylo will live happily ever after.