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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, ninth movie produced) The Sith return to build a new Empire under Darth Sidious, who seeks to make Rey a Sith. Use with the [star-wars] tag.

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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

With the death of Carrie Fisher, does it have any impact on the next Star Wars films, episodes VIII and IX? Was she slated to be on 8-9? Has principal photography started with her on camera?
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How did Sir Alec Guinness' voice appear in The Rise of Skywalker?

Towards the end of The Rise of Skywalker, in the final confrontation scene between Rey hears the voices of many previous Jedi. This question tells us that Alec Guinness is credited with one of the ...
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Who is the guy in the gunner's seat of the Millennium Falcon near the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

You see him for a split second in the final scene with the Final Order and he has kind of a white beard. I can't find any reference online except Nien Nunb from ROJ.
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

When Finn meets Chewie, he's astounded that Han can understand him - and I can see where he's coming from: it all sounds the same to someone who didn't grow up with those phonemes, i.e. we can't tell ...
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When was Rey’s lineage decided?

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker features a fairly dramatic plot twist, namely that which finally answers the persistent question of her lineage. At which point during the development of ...
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Why didn't Palpatine do what he threatened to do?

At the end of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Palpatine tells Rey... Rey decides... So then why didn't he possess her after all?
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Who was Rey's grandmother?

In Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker we learn that Rey's grandfather was Who was the grandmother?
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

The new Rise of Skywalker trailer has Rey (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) wielding a new double lightsaber, but now with action deploy mechanism! (someone in marketing has to be giddy). ...
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How did Rey find this structure intact?

At the end of Rise of Skywalker, Rey revisits a location we haven't seen since Episode IV, which had previously been attacked. Obviously, the attack is long past, and any remains were long removed. ...
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Was Snoke an individual or a puppet?

In The Rise of Skywalker, we see that Snoke's role in the sequel trilogy seems to be to turn Ren to the Dark side and train him as a Sith, even getting himself killed by his apprentice like in the ...
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What was Finn going to tell Rey?

As Rey and Finn are sinking into the desert, Finn shouts that he has something he wanted to tell Rey, but they are swallowed before he can say it. Later, Poe asks Finn what he was going to say, but ...
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Why did the Knights of Ren attack their leader?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, when Kylo Ren shows up at the Sith Temple on Exegol, he is attacked by the Knights of Ren. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. As far as I'm aware, the Knights ...
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How did Rey repair the Skywalker lightsaber?

In The Last Jedi Rey and Kylo have a tug of war over the old Skywalker lightsaber, was Anakin's, then Luke's (who lost it), then Maz gave it Rey etc. However, in The ...
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How could this Star Wars character have survived their apparent death?

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How were the scenes featuring Princess Leia in The Rise of Skywalker filmed?

As we know, our beloved princess, Carrie Fisher, died before the script for The Rise of Skywalker was even finished. According to this answer, digitally recreating her image was out of the question. ...
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How would killing the Emperor turn Luke/Rey to the Dark Side?

In both Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, the Emperor uses the logic of, "kill me and you'll be turned to the Dark Side." Well, how does that work exactly? Just because you kill ...
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Why would the Emperor groom an apprentice if he had other plans?

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, However, if it is true that this plan would work as stated, then why did he bother grooming an apprentice in the form of Kylo Ren? Even if he didn't know Rey had ...
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What did the broadcast mentioned in the opening crawl say?

In The Rise of Skywalker, the opening crawl establishes that there has been a radio broadcast in the voice of What specifically did the broadcast say?
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Who were Palpatine's assistants?

In the opening scene of Rise of Skywalker Palpatine is seen in a kind of workstation. Half a dozen or so strange furry creatures are working away on the machinery around him. Do we know anything ...
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How could the baddies build such a large fleet in isolation to the galactic economy?

I watched the film 'The Rise of Skywalker' in cinema. Our heroes spent most the film searching for a super secret planet. It turns out the only way to reach the planet is with the help of a extremely ...
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Was this character able to become one with the Force at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

After the final battle in The Rise of Skywalker, Now, if I remember correctly his body also vanishes. This would seems to suggest that he "became one with the Force" and should be able to project his ...
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Why didn’t Palpatine just stop his own lightning?

On several occasions Palpatine’s extended use of Force lightning has bounced back on him. In each situation he has carried on firing lightning from his hands even when it was harming himself instead ...
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Who were the hooded people in The Rise of Skywalker?

Near the end of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker there are several hooded figures that are shown chanting stuff (in Sith?) and just hanging out with Palpatine. Who were these people?
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What happened to the Sith Star Destroyer that destroyed the planet Kijimi in 'The Rise of Skywalker'?

In the movie The Rise of Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine dispatches the Xyston-class Star Destroyer Derriphan to the planet Kijimi to destroy it, and it does so using its axial superlaser. I am curious ...
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In The Rise of Skywalker, what killed this character?

In The Rise of Skywalker, the protaganists track the assassin/bounty hunter Ochi of Bestoon to a planet where they get sucked undergound and find My initial assumption was that he was unable to find ...
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What is lightspeed skipping?

In the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker we can see the Millennium Falcon do something that they call lightspeed skipping. How does that work and what makes it different from regular lightspeed ...
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Why was this group on Exegol?

Why were the Knights of Ren on Exegol at the end of The Rise of Skywalker? Did Palpatine summon them there - and if so, how did he know of Kylo's betrayal? The last time we see Kylo prior to his ...
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If Snoke was a clone, who was the source?

After reading this question (Was Snoke an individual or a puppet?), the follow-up thought occurred to me that if Snoke is a clone, his source DNA had to originate from somewhere, so where did it come ...
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What are the corresponding easter eggs for John Williams' 52 Oscar Nominations?

Not only does legendary composer John Williams have a cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but director J.J. Abrams states that every single item in that scene has been very purposefully chosen ...
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How much time has passed between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker?

The Rise of Skywalker takes place sometime after The Last Jedi. It doesn't pick up straight after because the Resistance has a new base and is running operations again. Rey is also in training and ...
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Is Darth Sidious really Darth Sidious?

In The Rise of Skywalker we learn of one of Darth Sidious' plans: Looking back this seems very relevant to a Sith history filled with apprentices who have a habit of murdering their masters. So ...
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Is it possible to skip The Last Jedi and still make sense of Rise of Skywalker?

Having watched Rise of Skywalker, it's apparent there's not a lot of material in The Last Jedi that's actually relevant to the storyline itself. Aside from , which can be hand waved away (pun ...
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Why did Rey take that last name at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

Ignoring the obvious out-of-universe reason for fan appeasement, is there an in-universe reason as to why she She's not related by blood and Also it's pretty insulting to her natural parents who ...
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Which predictions of The Rise of Skywalker: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct?

The team of the Darths & Droids screencap webcomic have produced The Rise of Skywalker Bingo, which contains predictions about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Print out this page and take it ...
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What did Rey hear at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

Towards the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey hears voices What characters' voices were they?
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When did Palpatine have children?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker re-introduces the emperor, Sheev Palpatine. We learn that When did he have children? Are there any hints from canon sources prior to The Rise of Skywalker that he ...
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Have we seen a dyad in the Force before?

In The Rise of Skywalker we find out that the connection between Rey and Kylo is a bit more than what we first though. They form a dyad in the Force: a pairing of two physical beings that become one ...
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Why was Kylo Ren wrong about Rey's lineage?

With the big reveal that this whole bit Kylo Ren says in The Last Jedi is definitely not true (slightly edited for brevity) Do you want to know the truth about your parents? Or have you always ...
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Why did this happen to the First Order Star Destroyers at the end of "Rise of Skywalker"?

I think spoiler-wise, this is an all-or-nothing question about events near the end of the film. I understand that the Final Order Star Destroyers (the ones built in secret by the Emperor) are left ...
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Why did Rey kiss this person?

Towards the end of Rise of Skywalker Rey shares a kiss with Why do they kiss? Admittedly, his would inevitably have created a bond of some sort between them but romance between them never seemed to ...
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Is there a clone of Snoke in the Sith Temple?

When Rey entered the Sith Temple, you could see a head in a tank that looks very similar to Snoke's head. Is it a clone? Why was it kept? Or is it a clone that has not yet been revived?
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Why did Kylo Ren attack Quinn in this scene?

Quinn: This fleet, what is it, a gift? What is he asking for in return? [Ren uses the Force to slam him into the ceiling] KYLO REN: Prepare to crush any worlds that defy us. My knights and I are going ...
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What is the source of Rey's lightsaber?

In the closing scene of RoS Rey has a black lightsaber, where'd she get it, and if its not important why was there a close up on it?
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How could the Death Star still be operational in The Rise of Skywalker?

In The Rise Of Skywalker, we see a door opens automatically in front of Rey in order to get into the room where Emperor Palpatine presumably hid the wayfinder. Any idea how that door mechanism is ...
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Why were wayfinder directions written on a dagger?

In The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes find the location of a Sith wayfinder by reading a runic inscription on Ochi's dagger. What purpose does it serve to inscribe a random artifact's location on an ...
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Did Rey, rather than Anakin, fulfill the prophecy?

"A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored." ―A Jedi prophecy Master & Apprentice Now I know that the new novelisation for ...
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Was an in-movie explanation given for the Star Destroyer formation?

The big moment is when the Good Guys find the Bad Guys' planetary base. Then the excitement runs hot as they determine the Star Destroyer fleet will be unable to raise shields due to being parked in ...
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Is this the same moon as in Return of the Jedi?

In The Rise of Skywalker, a scene takes place in the remains of the second Death Star. It is mentioned in the script that it’s located on a moon of the Endor system, but it not clear if it’s the same ...
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How did this character travel between star systems in a ship without a hyperdrive? [duplicate]

In The Rise of Skywalker, These ships have only ever been depicted as short-range fighter craft, and it seems to be from the Original Trilogy era, given where it apparently came from. How could it ...
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Why would Palpatine seek the secret of immortality if the Sith could do this?

Spoiler Alert. Here's the relevant quote. In the movie, The Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker that at least one Sith already knew the secret of immortality. Darth Plagueis the ...
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