Disney and LucasFilm unveiled on Monday the Chinese poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The poster shows Rey and Kylo Ren battling with the Emperor’s Star Destroyers approaching. The Rise of Skywalker follows the Resistance as they face the First Order one last time to end the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith.
The first Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, was released in 1977. The sequels Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi in 1983. The films are referred to as the original. A prequel trilogy was later released, with Episode I – The Phantom Menace released in 1999, Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002, and Episode III – Revenge of the Sith in 2005. The franchise receives in sequel trilogy ten years later. The sequel first film, Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released in 2015, followed by Episode VIII – The Last Jedi in 2017. The sequel trilogy will conclude with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars franchise received two spin-off films, Rogue One (2016) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Star wars are currently the second-highest-grossing film franchise with a combined box office revenue of over US$9 billion.
Produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled to open in theaters on December 20.