Anakin then reminds Rey that the Force surrounds her while Aayla Secura tells Rey to let the Force guide her. "The Rise of Skywalker" is the final episode in the latest Star Wars trilogy, and perhaps the Star Wars finale. Ben soon runs into the Knights of Ren and fights them, but he is quickly overwhelmed.  Some sequences were filmed with 65mm film and IMAX cameras. The Resistance takes on the Sith Eternal forces. Experience the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, in which new legends will be born—and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. Ren, unshaken, proceeds further into the citadel, walking for some time among the towering effigies. , It opened to $177 million domestic and $376 million worldwide box office. Rey sends C-3PO, D-O and BB-8 to find Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concept art shows Pasaana as a wetland planet rather than a desert, 2021 Grammy Nominees Include ‘Joker’, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, ‘Eurovision Song Contest’, and More, Billie Eilish Earns Grammy Nomination for ‘No Time to Die’ Despite Bond Film’s Delay Into Next Year, Everything Coming to Disney Plus in May 2020, The Billion-Dollar Film Club: 46 Movies to Reach $1 Billion Worldwide, RUN-OFF Poll: 100 Greatest Movie Quotes (Part 1), AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Will Vinton. But then, the Resistance team are sucked by quicksand. Poe briefs the Resistance pilots about their planned airstrike on Exegol, telling them that they need to take out the navigation tower that the Sith Eternal is using to guide the Sith fleet. The film, produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, is a continuation of 2015's The Force Awakens, which Abrams also directed and co-wrote, and 2017's The Last Jedi. Rey demands that he return the wayfinder but Kylo Ren counters that the only way that she is going to Exegol is with him before destroying the relic. Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their original glory. Realizing that the two are a dyad in the Force, the Sith Lord decides to rejuvenate himself by draining their life essences. Back on Ajan Kloss, a memory–wiped C-3PO interacts with R2-D2, whom he does not remember. Just then, the roof of the Sith Citadel opens, showing the battle above. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. Landing at the base of an enormous citadel, Ren ignites his blade and enters. Standing her group, Rey fires at the second treadspeeder, causing it to explode. Wandering among the crowd for a while, the group tries to keep a low profile. It was the homeworld of stormtrooper Sergeant Kreel, and fell under the control of the Galactic Empire in Kreel's youth. , Abrams felt less creatively constrained in making The Rise of Skywalker than he did with The Force Awakens, citing Rian Johnson's work on The Last Jedi as the inspiration: "Rian helped remind me that that's why we're on these movies—not to just do something that you've seen before. Meanwhile, Allegiant General Pryde orders the stormtroopers to terminate Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca. The film was first announced after The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. in 2012.  Beginning on December 12, Fortnite rolled out a series of The Rise of Skywalker skins and emotes, and on December 14 previewed a scene from the film in an in-game event. In private, Poe pays his respects to the late General Organa and confides that he is not ready. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. English Fisher, who passed away in 2016 prior to the film's production, appeared via unused footage from The Force Awakens. Before their game can resume, an alarm sounds from the cockpit. Admiral Griss replies that the armada is not a navy, but are just people. Above Exegol, the Sith Star Destroyers fire up their engines. Meanwhile, Finn manages to tie a rope around the treadspeeder's engine. Ren responds that he had killed Snoke, but the voice replies that he "made" Snoke. Speculation Season Starts: Let the Sequel Trilogy Rumors Begin! Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. However, Rey rejects the Sith Lord's demand and, sensing him through their dyad, transfers the lightsaber to Ben, who uses it to fight the Knights of Ren. As he is wired up to the computer, C-3PO grumbles that he does not have the faintest idea as to why he agreed to this operation and thinks he must be malfunctioning. Finn attempts to reassure her that it is not his fault, stating that he knows the good person he believes her to be. Having served his purpose, 3PO's memory wipe begins, and he shuts down.  Kennedy and Rejwan gave them certain narrative beats that had to be hit. Frik tells everyone that he can unlock the message to be read, but in doing so C-3PO's memory will be wiped. Rey takes the skimmer through the choppy seas. After retrieving the wayfinder, Ren urges Rey to embrace the dark side. Reinvigorated, Rey accepts Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber and takes off running on another bout with her training course. While making repairs to the Falcon, Rey tells Finn that all that matters is finding the wayfinder and Exegol. Ben rises to his feet but the Dark Lord levitates him in mid-air. The heroes of the Resistance make their way to the snow-dusted planet of Kijimi to execute their plan to discover what secrets the Dagger held. However, C-3PO reveals that he has retained the inscription in his memory banks. Believing that it is too dangerous, Leia initially refuses to support the mission, claiming that it is too dangerous. He dodges her blade before igniting his own crossblade lightsaber and leads Rey down a chute. Outside the bar, Zorii and Poe reminisce about old times. Poe leads the Exegol landing team towards the navigation tower on Exegol's surface.