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Status: Post-Production As of February 15, 2019

Post-Production: Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

2019 | Action Adventure

The final installment of the Skywalker saga.

U.S. Release Date

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker release date is set for Friday, December 20, 2019. This will be a Nationwide in theaters release. 3D/2D; IMAX 3D

Cast more cast

Adam Driver
Kylo Ren
Mark Hamill
Luke Skywalker
Andy Serkis
Supreme Leader Snoke

Directed by

J.J. Abrams


J.J. Abrams
Chris Terrio


Rating MPAA

Not Available

Storylines 3 more

The final installment of the Skywalker saga.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Said to focus on a new generation of heroes and could feature appearances by Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy.
  • Writer-director Colin Trevorrow (at 2015's D23 Expo) states, “This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had -- a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”
  • Leia Organa, played by Carrie Fisher, will return in Star Wars: Episode IX using previously unreleased footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (7/27/18).
  • “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” said director J.J. Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII (7/27/18)."
  • Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return with a brand-new score for Episode IX (7/27/18).
  • The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director) (7/27/18).
  • Director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Chris Terrio, and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy went through every Star Wars film to come up with a storyline for The Rise of Skywalker that served as a grand finale but also its own individual film (Star Wars Celebration, 4/12/19).

Also Known As

  • Star Wars: New Trilogy III
  • Star Wars: Episode 9
  • Star Wars: Episode IX

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