She is in Episode VIII, filming is complete, and her scenes will not be changed.
General Leia Organa was played by Carrie Fisher, who was definitely going to be in The Last Jedi (Episode VIII):
“She’s in ‘VIII,’ and we’re not changing eight to deal with her
passing,” Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said during an on-stage
conversation with his wife, Willow ...
McGregor: But they used, they got Alec Guinness to do "Rey." Which is extraordinary because he's not alive anymore.
Kimmel: JJ's really impressive. Yeah.
McGregor: Amazing what they can do these days. But! They found a, they got a line of him as Alec...Obi-Wan Kenobi saying "afraid" and they just cut the "a" and the "d"...
Let's assume, for argument's sake, that Tatooine is just like Earth's sand-swept areas
There's not a lot of things to naturally degrade the buildings
It's a desert, so you have naturally low humidity and probably no serious rainfall, two major things that destroy buildings fast. There's also no nearby mountains for runoff.
Only 20-ish years have passed since ...
The way I understood it was a question of intent. The journey to the Dark Side is through emotions, specifically fear and hate. Anakin transforms himself into Darth Vader by choosing to attack others.
He slaughters the Sand People that he considers responsible for the death of his mother.
He decapitates an unarmed Count Dooku who had already surrendered.
In both Canon and Legends, a pair of lightsabers functionally similar to Rey's potential new one were seen in the hands of the Besalisk Jedi Master Pong Krell during the Clone Wars. This picture shows them in their folded and extended configurations:
The lightsabers used by the Jedi Temple Guards in both Canon and Legends were aesthetically and functionally ...
Vanity Fair reported in their The Rise of Skywalker preview that the gap between the two movies is "about a year." Assuming that was based on conversations with producers and is likely accurate*, that's still more than enough time for someone to pick up the rudiments of a language.
Here's some relevant reporting from the BBC:
Such immersion is also ...
I've spent a bit of time looking around and found the followng. In The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary the lightsaber has several annotations on it reading:
Leather wrist strap repurposed to bind broken shaft
Kyber crystal inside healed using techniques gleaned from Jedi scripture
Click image to enlarge.
Of course fixing the casing was ...
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - The Visual Dictionary touches on this but just states it was unknown what happened to him.
Ochi's bones now litter a vexis lair beneath the Shifting Mires of Lurch Canyon. What fate befell him is unknown, but his bones have long since been picked clean by gouge-beetles.
It's worth noting though that the Vexis ...
I think you're overlooking how much of an impact Luke and especially Leia has had on Rey over the course of the films. Leia was like the mother she never knew, who as far as she is concerned abandoned her on Jakku. She had no parent figures in her life until Luke and Leia came along and they not only took on that role but trained her, gave her purpose. She ...
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary: With Exclusive Cross-Sections provides the answer here and it's that Snoke is indeed a puppet built to test Kylo Ren. It doesn't specifically call out Palpatine as the master but c'mon given what we see in The Rise of Skywalker and everything we know it's 99% likely to have been him.
Snoke's entire ...
Rey took them from Ahch-To in The Last Jedi, we see them aboard the Falcon at the end of the film.
This is confirmed in The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary:
It was Luke Skywalker's conviction that the library on Ahch-To should be destroyed, as the Jedi Order had been locked in a ruinous cycle of galactic ...
1) Death isn't his primary goal.
Palpatine is a master manipulator and we shouldn't take every word he speaks as gospel. It may seem that he's eager for Rey to kill him but I don't think he really is and it certainly isn't his primary goal. His preferred course of action is the one he's executing when Rey shows up: raising his fleet and ...
The relevant info can be found in ScreenRant's How Star Wars 9 Brought Leia Back & Which Scenes Were Actually Carrie Fisher, a link which is also provided in the short answer on Movies & TV SE.
Mostly reused footage from previous films ...
In order to bring General Leia back, J. J. Abrams used recycled footage, most of which came from only eight ...
Yes, he was a Force Ghost. His body disappeared, in current canon this makes him a Force Ghost.
In an interview, Star Wars screenwriter Chris Terrio explained the rationale behind him not appearing alongside Luke and Leia, also insinuating that Ben Solo was a Force Ghost by accepting that he is an option to appear, so that supports what we already know.
The broadcast was exclusively revealed during Fortnite's Rise of Skywalker event. It said:
At last the work of generations is complete. The great error is corrected. The day of victory is at hand. The day of revenge. The day of the Sith!
Source for quote is the image with the broadcast subtitled in this article: https://www.businessinsider.com/...
They take lines he had in the original trilogy and take out specific words and syllables to make him say what they want. For example in The Force Awakens you can hear his voice say 'Rey' during her vision, this was taken from the word 'afraid' which has that syllable in it, he said this word in A New Hope.
The Rise of Skywalker: Visual Dictionary suggests that they started building the fleet shortly after the Emperor fell to his
They built the fleet while they were waiting for the return of the Sith.
The darkness at the heart of the Galactic Empire was unknown to most galactic citizens. Though its extreme militarization and authoritarian rule seemed ...
Reportedly J.J. Abrams told a fan at a recent event that Finn wanted to tell her he was Force-sensitive.
I had the privilege of attending the Academy screening of #TheRiseOfSkywalker today and J.J. confirmed that what Finn wanted to tell Rey was that he’s force sensitive!
I say “reportedly” because Abrams has not yet confirmed this in an on-the-...
In the intervening time since we last checked in with the rebellion's golden trio, they've all been pretty busy. Poe has become a general and is now coordinating military activities, Rey has been training as a Jedi and Finn has been immersing himself in the study of weapons, tactics, leadership and languages.
Finn's stormtrooper training has ...
Like everything in the Star Wars universe it seems like it was all “made up as they went along” with a follow-up of “we always meant to do this” or concocting some way to rationalize it all.
I know this is not 100% proof-positive, but the level of circumstantial evidence is off the charts here to support the claim that none of the topic of this specific ...
You get a better view when Ren enters the temple at the start of the film. The Emperor has a big jar full to the brim with Snoke clones.
The film's novelisation indicates that there are three of them and that they're all alive.
A flash of lightning illuminated a huge glass tank, containing three creatures, liquid life being pumped into them through ...
If you pause the trailer at 1:16, you can see that the impact point appears to be fairly low. In fact, it's plausible that Kylo has impaled the person (possibly a Resistance soldier) with the crossguard of his lightsaber and is simply pushing down against him using the lightsaber for support. Lightsaber hilts don't go through people's bodies very well.
Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? Darth Plagueis was a dark lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise, that he could influence the midichlorians to create...life. He had such such a knowledge of the dark side, he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying.
The implication is that Palpatine used Sith secrets ...
In Disney canon, Star Wars Rebels, season 2 episode 18, "Shroud of Darkness", Kanan fights Jedi temple guards who have similar double-bladed folding lightsabers (the unfolding activation can be seen at 00:41s in the below video).
Long have I waited to answer this question.
I will try to answer this as best I can from memory. If anyone has additional information, feel free to add it.
Someone gets a hand cut off. – No.
Someone has a bad feeling about “this”. – Of course, Lando Calrissian.
BB-8 has a new attachment/tool/appendage. – Maybe, we see him tinkering around with things.
The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary and Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide identify the object in question as IX3244-C, otherwise known as the Ocean Moon of Endor or Kef Bir
Kef Bir is one of many moons that orbits the giant gas planet Endor.
This moon is covered in oceans, with some grassy islands emerging
from the waters. Herds of wild ...
It would certainly hurt comprehension a lot. Here are some questions I would be asking myself if I hadn't seen The Last Jedi, besides the ones mentioned in the other answer:
Why is the Resistance all gathered on Ajan Kloss instead of their previous base on D'Qar?
What happened to the galactic government? Is it gone after the First Order attack?
Where is ...
Out of universe explanation: because J.J. Abrams thought it would be cool. The following are his words as reported by Indiewire and Slashfilm:
“There is as much of a brother-sister thing between Rey and Kylo Ren as there is a romantic thing,” Abrams said. “So it’s not like literally a sexual, romantic thing, but it’s more like they’re bound together in ...