Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or Star Wars:IX  is an upcoming American epic space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams.Star Wars: IX being produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The Rise of Skywalker is a momentous film not just because it’s reuniting Mark Hamill presumably as the Force ghost of Luke Skywalker who died in the previous film, The Last Jedi, the late Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian. It’s also the last Star Wars movie fans will see for a couple of years. Disney is taking a break from Star Wars movies according to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who suggested that audience fatigue was the reason the Star Wars spinoffs Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story didn’t do as well as the company hoped. Solo was also critically panned.The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 20 December 2019.

The Rise of Skywalker in January 2017, Lucasfilm stated that there were no plans to digitally generate Fisher’s performance as they had for Rogue One. The following April, Fisher’s brother Todd revealed that Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, had granted Disney the rights to use recent footage of Fisher.

However, a week later, Kathleen Kennedy stated that Fisher would not appear in the film. In July 2018, J. J. Abrams announced that unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens would be used to help complete the story. A week later, it was revealed that unseen footage from The Last Jedi would also be used.

In late August, Deadline Hollywood announced that Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith had been cast in unspecified roles, but Smith later denied his involvement. In April 2019, Disney’s British website also listed Smith as being in the film, but removed his name the following month. Jimmy Vee and Greg Grunberg reprise their roles as R2-D2 and Temmin “Snap” Wexley, respectively. Brian Herring returns to puppeteer.At Star Wars Celebration in April 2019, it was revealed that Ian McDiarmid will return to portray Palpatine Since Celebration was held after principal photography wrapped, J. J. Abrams was thrilled that news of McDiarmid on the set never leaked.

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