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Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm
by SmithAir747
The final installment of the main Star Wars saga is coming on 20 December 2019 in the USA.

The full title, Star Wars: Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker, was revealed today along with the film's first official teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoGwf-vOEYM

This film will be the penultimate installment of the main Star Wars saga (the Skywalker saga that has spanned three trilogies--the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the current, sequel, trilogy).

However it does not mean Star Wars is over...there could be more stand-alone films focusing on single specific characters (there have already been a couple), and (somewhat likely) a trilogy or so focusing on new characters in another part of the Star Wars galaxy.

SmithAir747

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm
by Okie
Hardly wait.

Should be able to launch a survival pod of inhabitants to populate a blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end. :biggrin:

Okie

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:10 am
by N14AZ
The end of the trailer reminds me of the end of the song or the video of Michael Jackson‘s thriller. Am I the only one?

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:24 pm
by ER757
I read that Mark Hamill is going to be in it - guessing Luke will appear in "spirit" form like Obi-Wan did in ESB and ROTJ.
Looking forward to seeing it - I rarely get to a movie theatre any more - I think the last time I did was for the Last Jedi

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 pm
by cjg225
I wonder what backtracking and retconning Disney will do this time around to make up for the constant missteps they've made.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:35 pm
by DL717
My money is on everyone dying except Rey, Poe and Finn. “Skywalker” becomes a new religion replacing Jedi. Gives them a blank canvas, yet provides a tie back to I-IX. They can bring back these three new characters in several years, or go with a new set of characters.

I’ve had mixed feelings about VII and VIII, but they had to close the loop on the original cast to free them up for another direction and it seems IX will do that. I view Rouge One as the best of the Disney projects. It felt like it could have been the original Star Wars film with A New Hope coming second. I thought it was that good and I’ve rewatched it multiple times as I have the original 3. Mileage no doubt varies for others.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:15 am
by afterburner
N14AZ wrote:
The end of the trailer reminds me of the end of the song or the video of Michael Jackson‘s thriller. Am I the only one?

I guess you're more a Michael Jackson's fan than a Star Wars fan. Most Star Wars fans will recognize the laugh as Emperor Palpatine's.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:25 am
by EA CO AS
SmithAir747 wrote:
This film will be the penultimate installment of the main Star Wars saga (the Skywalker saga that has spanned three trilogies


Penultimate? It’s the last one, not second to last.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:27 am
by EA CO AS
Okie wrote:
Hardly wait.

Should be able to launch a survival pod of inhabitants to populate a blue planet in the Milky Way Galaxy at the end. :biggrin:

Okie



How very BSG of you! :rotfl:

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:38 am
by N14AZ
afterburner wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
The end of the trailer reminds me of the end of the song or the video of Michael Jackson‘s thriller. Am I the only one?

I guess you're more a Michael Jackson's fan than a Star Wars fan. Most Star Wars fans will recognize the laugh as Emperor Palpatine's.

No Sir, you are wrong on all accounts:
- I am definitely no Jackson fan (and I am not saying this just because of the latest media coverage...)
- I am a Star Wars fan since the very first movie
- of course, I recognized the laugh of Palpatine

It’s just the way it was presented - trailer, short break, laughing- reminded me of Thriller.


But coming back to the topic: what’s the meaning of his laughing in that trailer? Darth Vader threw him into that shaft about... hmmm ... 30 to 40 years earlier and we all thought he was dead. Took him 30 years to climb the stairs ... similar to Gandalf before he became white?... :‘)))))))
ah, wait, the Death Star exploded shortly after he was thrown into that shaft.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:42 pm
by cjg225
N14AZ wrote:
But coming back to the topic: what’s the meaning of his laughing in that trailer? Darth Vader threw him into that shaft about... hmmm ... 30 to 40 years earlier and we all thought he was dead. Took him 30 years to climb the stairs ... similar to Gandalf before he became white?... :‘)))))))
ah, wait, the Death Star exploded shortly after he was thrown into that shaft.

It means that, once again, LFL is dipping into the old Expanded Universe for ideas. The old EU brought the Emperor back to life (sort of). It was one of the great missteps of the old EU, of which there were several.

I posted this on another board, but I'll repeat it here. LFL has a long history of stealing ideas from the EU, an early example being the existence of Coruscant. The last 10-ish years, LFL (both before and after the acquisition by Disney) has consistently taken ideas from the new-defunct old EU and royally screwed them up. They take a particular element of some idea from the EU and then proceed to bastardize it to the point where it's barely recognizable. And, usually, those ideas they take are actually pretty good. So... if LFL usually screws up a good idea from the old EU when they port it to the big (or little) screen... does that mean when they take a terrible idea from the EU they'll actually do a good thing with it?

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:06 am
by DIRECTFLT
:D I got your Lando right here:

https://youtu.be/RN0U1EnuNro

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:33 am
by VSMUT
N14AZ wrote:
But coming back to the topic: what’s the meaning of his laughing in that trailer? Darth Vader threw him into that shaft about... hmmm ... 30 to 40 years earlier and we all thought he was dead. Took him 30 years to climb the stairs ... similar to Gandalf before he became white?... :‘)))))))
ah, wait, the Death Star exploded shortly after he was thrown into that shaft.


I wouldn't put too much into Palpatines laughter. The Force Awakens trailer featured Vaders characteristic breathing, and that film only featured his burnt out helmet for a few seconds.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 pm
by slider
cjg225 wrote:
I wonder what backtracking and retconning Disney will do this time around to make up for the constant missteps they've made.


Oh, totally…
Rian Johnson allegedly deviated from original screenplay ideas SO much in TLJ that Abrams now has to unwind some stuff and try to tie it up into a fitting finale. (Evidently the Snoke thing was one bit point of contention. Not sure about Luke Force projecting and all that…)

Candidly, I’m over it. The trailer did nothing for me, and I grew up a diehard SW fan, consider myself sort of a ‘fanboy’ in that sense of the word, but TLJ was so flipping terrible that I just can’t have any expectations whatsoever for TROS. I was OK with TFA and the fan service Abrams did with it, and even the warmed over Death Star MacGuffin construct, because he needed to heal some of the scars from the awful prequels (which still absolutely suck balls in every possible way, fight me), but I hope Abrams doesn’t go cotton candy here.

And that’s without Kathy Kennedy sucking the life out of the Star Wars universe even beyond the original movies. I knew it would happen, but there IS such a thing as too much Star Wars.

Re: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:59 pm
by cjg225
slider wrote:
Oh, totally…
Rian Johnson allegedly deviated from original screenplay ideas SO much in TLJ that Abrams now has to unwind some stuff and try to tie it up into a fitting finale. (Evidently the Snoke thing was one bit point of contention. Not sure about Luke Force projecting and all that…)

Candidly, I’m over it. The trailer did nothing for me, and I grew up a diehard SW fan, consider myself sort of a ‘fanboy’ in that sense of the word, but TLJ was so flipping terrible that I just can’t have any expectations whatsoever for TROS. I was OK with TFA and the fan service Abrams did with it, and even the warmed over Death Star MacGuffin construct, because he needed to heal some of the scars from the awful prequels (which still absolutely suck balls in every possible way, fight me), but I hope Abrams doesn’t go cotton candy here.

And that’s without Kathy Kennedy sucking the life out of the Star Wars universe even beyond the original movies. I knew it would happen, but there IS such a thing as too much Star Wars.

I thought TFA was atrocious, so things have only gone south from there for me. I thought RO was passable, but not that great. Because I had such problems with TFA I don't know that I really hated TLJ that much other than just thought it was weak; they'd already lost me. So, much like with TLJ, I am going to go into the TROS with basically zeroed out expectations and see where it takes me. If anything, it'll be amusement material.

For me, the original trilogy will always stand almighty with a pretty decent smattering of non-movie works making up the rest of Star Wars fandom. At least what I've already seen/read/played/etc. can't be taken away from me (though Lucas certainly tried with the insanely dumb "updates" to the original trilogy over time).