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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reportedly finishes the Jedi vs Sith conflict

A recent report has suggested that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the final conflict between the Jedi and the Sith.

Fans were treated to a slew of new images from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this week, courtesy of Vanity Fair. Journalist Lev Grossman’s piece featured a bunch of interesting tidbits, including interviews with both cast and crew.

Beyond relaying what the folks themselves had to say, Grossman also inferred a few things from what he has seen and heard about the film, one being that it would feature the end of an ancient Star Wars conflict: “In the new movie, it will provide the climax to the literally millennia-long conflict between the Jedi Order, on the one hand, and the Sith, on the other.”

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J.J. Abrams discusses how nicely Carrie Fisher’s role fits into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

According to director J.J. Abrams, Carrie Fisher’s unused footage has worked really well within Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

One concern regarding Episode IX was how would the late Carrie Fisher and her character Leia would fit into the movie. We know that director J.J. Abrams is using unused footage to keep her involved in The Rise of Skywalker but how is it going to work?

Well, in the recent Vanity Fair preview of the film, Abrams opened up about the whole thing, saying: “It’s hard to even talk about it without sounding like I’m being some kind of cosmic spiritual goofball but it felt like we suddenly had found the impossible answer to the impossible question.”

According to Vanity Fair, Abrams “started to write scenes around the old footage, fitting Leia’s dialogue into new contexts. He re-created the lighting to match the way Fisher had been lit.
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Richard E. Grant’s Villainous Role In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Revealed

There’s been a lot of speculation about who Richard E. Grant could be playing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker since he joined the cast. As a well-respected British character actor in the Star Wars franchise, the odds were on him portraying a villain. Early on, fans were even hoping that he could bringing Star Wars Rebels‘ Grand Admiral Thrawn to life. However, Grant ruled out that possibility a while back.

Thanks to Vanity Fair’s first look at the upcoming Episode IX, however, we finally know the identity of Grant’s character: he’s an original creation for the movie by the name of Allegiant General Pryde. One of the photos from Annie Leibovitz gave us a taste of Grant in costume, capturing Pryde on a First Order spaceship with General Hux in the background. The composition of the image suggests that the stern-looking Pryde will be Hux’s superior,
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker images featuring Luke, Lando, Rey, Kylo Ren, the Knights of Ren and more

As it did with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Vanity Fair has posted an in-depth article on December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which includes a host of images from celebrated photographer Annie Liebovitz.

Among the images are new shots of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) engaged in battle, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and R2-D2, Poe (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Bb-8 and Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), Zorri Bliss (Keri Russell), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant), C-3Po (Anthony Daniels), Jannah (Naomi Ackie) and Finn (John Boyega), and the Knights of Ren.

Check out the images via Twitter, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette…

See Also: Disney CEO confident that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be “extremely popular” with fans

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Some epic Rise of Skywalker shots… verrrry interesting.
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John Williams to record Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker score in June

Not only does Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker mark the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, but it’s also set to be the final Star Wars movie to be scored by legendary composer John Williams, the man responsible for some of the most iconic movie music in history.

According to an interview with orchestra contractor Sandy DeCrescent (via Jw Fan), who is responsible for selecting and managing the musicians in Williams’ orchestras, he will begin recording the score for The Rise of Skywalker this June, suggesting that director J.J. Abrams could be closing in on completing his cut of Episode IX.

The now 87-year-old Williams has previously confirmed that he’ll be retiring from the Star Wars saga after The Rise of Skywalker, although it won’t be his final film score as he is also confirmed to reunite with Steven Spielberg for 2021’s Indiana Jones 5. Assuming of
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Disney CEO confident that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be “extremely popular” with fans

Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, says that he is confident that fans of the franchise are going to be very pleased with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

We are only a matter of months away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – the much anticipated final chapter in the Skywalker saga. The film arrives this December and fans around the world are hoping to see something special.

Well, Disney CEO Bob Iger is pretty confident that fans of Star Wars will love the film, saying the following at the MoffettNathanson 6th Annual Media & Communications Summit (via ComicBook.com):

“It’s our feeling that we’ve done a good job with [the Star Wars movies we’ve helped make]. I haven’t seen [The Rise of Skywalker] finished yet, but I’m confident, based off of the pieces that I’ve seen and the script that I read, that it’s going to be extremely popular.”

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New Look At Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’s Snowtroopers Revealed

We just got our first teaser trailer (and not to mention title) for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker not too long ago at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. And given that the highly-anticipated finale is set to be released in only a few months time, we’ll surely be getting more and more details to nibble on.

The latest comes courtesy of Reddit user ScoutTheTrooper and the cover for the film’s visual dictionary, who’s shared a look at a new type of snowtrooper coming to terrorize that galaxy far, far away. As you can see down below, it appears a lot like the kind of snowtrooper first introduced in The Force Awakens, with the nearly full-covered mask and whited-out uniform. But as you can see, this guy’s got a snazzy looking cape.

Is it just me, or does he looks like a mix between the
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Natalie Portman Says The Star Wars Prequels Backlash Upset Her

While the Original Trilogy is iconic, the Star Wars prequels are infamous, as fans have been laying into them for 20 years now. As we’ve heard from Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best’s tragic experience, though, it wasn’t fun for the cast and crew who worked on those movies to receive such a fierce backlash.

Case in point: Natalie Portman has now added her name to the list of people who were emotionally affected by all the prequel hate. The star reflected on the situation in a recent interview with Empire, commenting that it was tough for her to accept the negative reception at a young age (Portman was still a teen when The Phantom Menace released).

“It was a bummer because it felt like people were so excited about new ones and then to have people feel disappointed. Also to be at an age that I didn
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Huge rumour on Emperor Palpatine’s role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Warning. This rumour, if true, contains Major spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Proceed with caution…

During the big Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reveal at last month’s Star Wars Celebration, it was confirmed that Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine will be making his return to the franchise for the final instalment of the Skywalker saga, although given his apparent fate in Return of the Jedi, it’s unclear as to how the character will factor into the story.

Well, according to Making Star Wars, we may now have an answer, as the site is reporting that the spirit of Darth Sidious will possess a dark side acolyte, played by Matt Smith.

The fan site states that Smith is 100% part of the movie, and his character will wilfully allow old Sheev to take over his body.

The rest of this post discusses the alleged ending for The Rise of Skywalker,
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Star Wars: 5 Characters Who Could Return in Episode IX (And 5 Who Shouldn't)

Since the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker dropped like a ton of Bantha Poodoo on an eagerly-awaiting internet, speculation has been at an all-time high.  With the return of fan-favorite director, J.J. Abrams to correct went so wrong in Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi  and the familiar face of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian (as well as the foreboding offscreen laughter of Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine), fans are wondering if more well-loved characters may turn up for the final chapter in the Skywalker saga. Below, we name five characters we'd be happy to see again, and five we'd choose being marooned on Hoth alone over spending any more time with.

Related: J.J. Abrams Almost Said No To Directing Star Wars 9
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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Rumor Says The Emperor Was Controlling Snoke

Last month, it was revealed that Ian McDiarmid would be reprising his role as Emperor Palpatine in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And while several supposed leaks have emerged since then alleging details on the classic villain’s comeback, one report that was shared back in February has also been getting some renewed attention for how well it lines up with our current understanding of the film.

According to the unverified 4chan leak, Palpatine has been the main villain of the Sequel Trilogy this whole time, living on as a spirit capable of possessing bodies. Snoke, for instance, was apparently being controlled by Sheev, and now that the Supreme Leader has been killed, Palpatine’s consciousness has returned to an item that the report identifies as “the MacGuffin.”

In The Rise of Skywalker, it’s said that Kylo Ren and Rey will team up in order to find and destroy the MacGuffin,
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New Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Report Teases Details On Palpatine’s Return

While reports continue to indicate that Matt Smith has a role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm remains reluctant to confirm his involvement. Even the actor himself has outright denied that he’s in the movie, though if this latest rumor shared by Making Star Wars is anything to go by, then perhaps Disney has a very good reason for keeping his character under wraps.

Before we continue, it’s worth noting that while this is still just a rumor for the time being, it will probably make for a pretty huge spoiler if it turns out to be correct. If you’re okay with that though, then by all means, read on.

According to Msw, Smith is playing a “dark side acolyte” who become willfully possessed by the spirit of Emperor Palpatine. During the film’s third act, it’s said that Rey and Kylo
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Rise of Skywalker Rumor Could Reveal a Huge Spoiler If It's True

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Rise of Skywalker Rumor Could Reveal a Huge Spoiler If It's True
Matt Smith recently said he has no role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The trailer didn't include his presence, and there was no reason to believe he was lying. Except, maybe he was just trying to save himself the headache of even remotely explaining what he is tasked to do without any spoilers, because, if he really, truly is in the movie, his role sounds insane.

A new rumor has surfaced this morning, and it allegedly explains the presence of Emperor Palpatine in the first teaser trailer that was released during Star Wars Celebration last month. After the title was revealed, the Emperor's iconic laugh is heard. Ian McDiarmid claims he didn't record any new dialogue, or provide a few new chuckles, and that this audio came from the Lucasfilm archives. Now, perhaps we know why. Maybe Ian McDiarmid isn't even in the movie? If he is, he
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Star Wars Bits: Constable Zuvio, Luke Skywalker’s Sex Life, How Rex Became a DJ, and More

Star Wars Bits: Constable Zuvio, Luke Skywalker’s Sex Life, How Rex Became a DJ, and More
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Is Constable Zuvio coming back in The Rise of Skywalker? Mark Hamill explains his pitch for a key reunion scene between Luke, Han, and Leia in The Force Awakens Did Luke Skywalker die a virgin? Ian McDiarmid talks about Palpatine’s laugh in The Rise of Skywalker trailer Admiral […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Constable Zuvio, Luke Skywalker’s Sex Life, How Rex Became a DJ, and More appeared first on /Film.
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Spoilers: Another huge Original Trilogy character return rumoured for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

If rumours are to be believed, Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian and Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine aren’t going to be the only Original Trilogy characters making their return to the galaxy far, far away in December’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,.

According to Making Star Wars, Harrison Ford has filmed a sequence for the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, reprising his role as Han Solo for the second time in the Sequel Trilogy.

The site claims that the sequence in question will take place as Kylo Ren reaches out to Darth Vader’s burned helmet to help show him the darkness again. However, Luke Skywalker then appears as a Force Ghost and conjures a “vision” of Han, who tells his son that he forgives him, and urges him to turn back to the light side.

While this report is unconfirmed, it’s worth noting that
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The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Recycled the Emperor's Laugh from the Lucasfilm Vaults

The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Recycled the Emperor's Laugh from the Lucasfilm Vaults
Ian McDiarmid says his Emperor Palpatine laugh in The Rise of Skywalker trailer was not a new recording. Star Wars fans were blown away when the teaser for the upcoming movie was released and revealed McDiarmid's iconic emperor laugh at the very end. Ever since, fans have been trying to guess how the character will be back and which form he will take on. There have been teases of his return in other official canon stories for the last few years.

In a recent interview, Ian McDiarmid was asked about returning for The Rise of Skywalker. Director J.J. Abrams was shocked that McDiarmid's arrival on the set never leaked out to the press, and Star Wars fans were equally as shocked they never knew. While the actor was a part of the top secret production, he did not know all of the finer details. When it came to the official title,
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10 Questions About Emperor Palpatine, Answered

Star Wars fans went crazy at the latest Star Wars Celebration when the Episode IX trailer premiered and delivered two earth-shattering revelations about the movie: first, that it would be called The Rise of Skywalker, and second, that Emperor Palpatine would be making a reappearance. He could be heard laughing at the end of the trailer, and just for good measure in case fans didn’t put two and two together, Ian McDiarmid emerged and joined the panel, confirming that he would appear in the movie. Naturally, fans are brimming with questions. So, here are 10 Questions About Emperor Palpatine, Answered.

Related: The Rise Of Skywalker: 5 Star Wars IX Title Predictions That Were Better (& 5 That Were Worse)
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Emperor Palpatine Actor Discusses That Moment In The Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer

The recently unveiled trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gave fans a lot to process, from the title reveal, to Rey’s showdown with a Tie fighter. But the biggest bombshell dropped by the teaser was almost certainly the return of Sheev Palpatine.

The amount of chatter sparked by Ian McDiarmid’s comeback is all the more impressive seeing how the actor didn’t even appear on camera. Instead, his involvement is announced by the distinctive sound of the Emperor’s sinister laugh, which is heard right after Luke Skywalker’s half-ominous, half-comforting claim that “no one’s ever really gone.”

McDiarmid reflected on the trailer moment at this year’s Star Wars Celebration, telling The Star Wars Show that it was actually an old recording:

“That particular laugh was not specially recorded. They found it somewhere, probably from one of the old movies or in a digital vault,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ian McDiarmid

A lot of us, Star Wars fans especially, know that dreadful cackle that we heard at the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser, and we know too well that Ian McDiarmid is by far and large the Only Palpatine we’ll gladly accept for the role. But those that might be confused as to why Charlie Hall’s piece in Polygon seems to indicate that Ian is stating that Palpatine is dead and gone need a bit of data it would seem. Whether or not the emperor really is dead is a good question since in the comics and

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ian McDiarmid
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Star Wars Fan Guessed The Rise of Skywalker Title and Emperor's Return in 2012

Star Wars Episode IX, which we now know to be titled The Rise of Skywalker, finally has a title and a trailer. For months, fans were hopelessly guessing at the title to no avail until Lucasfilm finally revealed what they've decided to call the final chapter in the Skywalker saga at the end of their panel presentation at Star Wars Celebration. Believe it or not, someone actually correctly guessed the title nearly seven years ago. Not only that, but they also guessed the twist.

Disney initially purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas back in 2012 for over $4 billion. At the time, it was made clear that the studio was going to make more movies in the franchise, which had fans more excited than perhaps they had ever been before. But it was also one of the most mysterious time periods in the history of the fandom. We were all left to wonder
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