The first look at Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker is here. According to Variety.com, the trailer was revealed to fans during an “Episode IX” panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy were on hand to make the announcement on Friday. Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and newcomer Naomi Ackie were also in attendance.
Abrams revealed that the film doesn’t pick up immediately after “The Last Jedi”: “Some time has gone by.”
“This movie, in addition to being the end of three trilogies, it also has to work as its own movie,” Abrams said during the panel. “It’s about this new generation and what they’ve inherited the light and the dark, and asking the question as they face the greatest evil, are they prepared? Are they ready?”
Walt Disney Co.Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger says it could be a while before we see another movie. “We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” he said, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
Star Wars:Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker will be in theaters December 20th.