We all know that the latest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, is set to be released this December. But is it really the last movie in the franchise?
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It seems that every time a new Star Wars movie is released, fans begin speculating about whether or not it will be the last one. With the release of the newest movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, those rumors have begun again. So, is this really the final Star Wars movie?
Speaking to Variety, producer Kathleen Kennedy said that she doesn’t think so. “I would say emphatically no,” she said. “There’s no way we could ever finish the story.” She went on to say that the team behind the movies has always been focused on making each new installment the best it can be, rather than thinking about whether or not there will be more movies down the line.
Of course, Kennedy isn’t the only one involved with the franchise who has weighed in on the matter. In an interview with Comicbook.com, Mark Hamill said that he doesn’t believe this is the end either. “I refuse to believe that,” he said. “I feel like there’s too much money riding on it for Disney not to find a way to continue it.”
So, it seems that both Kennedy and Hamill are in agreement that this isn’t the end of Star Wars. However, they are both quick to point out that there are no concrete plans for more movies at this time.
The Skywalker Saga
The Skywalker Saga is the name of the nine-film series chronicling the adventures of the Skywalkers, a family of powerful Force users. The saga began with Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999 and ended with Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. It includes the three Star Wars trilogies, which are collectively referred to as the “Skywalker saga”, and its spin-off television series.
The nine-film series follows the lives of Anakin Skywalker, his son Luke, and Luke’s daughter Rey. The first six episodes focus on Anakin’s fall to the dark side of the Force and his transformation into Darth Vader, while the latter three follow Luke’s attempts to redeem Vader and save the galaxy from Emperor Palpatine’s tyrannical rule. The final film reveals Rey’s lineage as a Palpatine, making her Darth Sidious’ granddaughter and Vader’s great-niece.
AlthoughThe Rise of Skywalker marked the end of the Skywalker Saga, it is not necessarily the end of Star Wars movies. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has said that there are no plans for any more trilogies, but there are other stories that could be told within the universe.
The Sequel Trilogy
The Sequel Trilogy is the third and final trilogy of movies in the Star Wars franchise. The movies are set after the events of the original trilogy and follow the story of Luke Skywalker and his friends as they fight against the evil First Order.
The first movie in the trilogy, The Force Awakens, was released in 2015. The second movie, The Last Jedi, was released in 2017. The third and final movie, Rise of Skywalker, is set to be released in 2019.
It is not yet known if Rise of Skywalker will be the final Star Wars movie. However, it is possible that it could be the last movie in the franchise, as Disney has not announced any plans for future movies beyond Rise of Skywalker.
The First Order
The First Order is a military organization that serves as the main antagonists in the Star Wars franchise. The organization made its first appearance in The Force Awakens, where it was led by Supreme Leader Snoke. The First Order was defeated by the resistance in The Last Jedi, but it returned in The Rise of Skywalker under the leadership of Emperor Palpatine.
There is no Resistance without the Jedi. The Jedi are the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, and they have sworn to protect life and uphold the values of the Republic. Luke Skywalker was the last Jedi, but he is gone now. His sister, Leia, is a General in the Resistance, and she has been fighting against the First Order since it rose to power. But with Luke gone, who will defend the galaxy against the dark side?
Rey is a young woman who was born on Jakku, a desert planet in the Outer Rim Territories. She was orphaned as a child and raised by scavengers, but she always dreamed of something more. When she meets Finn, a runaway stormtrooper of the First Order, her life changes forever. Together, they join forces with Poe Dameron, a resistance pilot, to save the galaxy from the evil First Order.
But even with Luke gone, the force is strong with Rey. And she may be the last hope for the Resistance.
The Jedi are a fictional monastic and spiritual order within the Star Wars universe. They are depicted as an ancient monastic and academic meritocratic organization whose origin dates back approximately 25,000 years before the events of the first film released in the franchise. The Jedi Order’s traditional enemy is the Sith, a dark side counterpart and ancient conflict hibernating for millennia.
Sith Lord Kylo Ren is the main antagonist of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. He was first seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and his backstory was explored in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). In the Rise of Skywalker, Kylo is the leader of the First Order and seeks to destroy the Resistance and Rey, the last Jedi. He is eventually defeated by Rey and sinks into the depths of the dark side.
The Galaxy refers to the Milky Way, which is the spiral-shaped galaxy that contains our Solar System. It get its name because it appear as a milky band across the night sky. The term “milky” is derived from the Greek word for milk, galaktos.
The galaxy is thought to be about 13.51 billion years old and is estimated to contain 100-400 billion stars. It has a diameter of about 100,000 light years and is believed to have a mass of about 5×10^11 solar masses. The Galaxy is believed to have spawned various galaxies over its lifetime through collisions and mergers.
The Force is strong with the Star Wars franchise. With the release of the final movie in the Skywalker saga, fans are wondering if this is truly the end of the space opera.
Though Lucasfilm has not announced any plans for more movies set in a galaxy far, far away, it seems unlikely that they would simply abandon such a lucrative and beloved franchise. There are always more stories to be told, and with Disney now in charge, it is possible that we will see spin-offs or standalone movies set in the Star Wars universe.
Only time will tell if Rise of Skywalker is truly the final Star Wars movie, but even if it is, there are still many reasons to be excited about the future of the franchise.
While The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of the Skywalker saga, it’s not the end of Star Wars. There are already plans for more movies set in a galaxy far, far away, and with Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox, there are even more Star Wars stories that could be told. So while this may be the end of one era, it’s certainly not the end of Star Wars.