Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will open very soon and with it ends the myths we’ve been living with since George Lucas debuted the first movie all the way back in 1977. My life feels tied up in those stories in ways I don’t associate with any other characters or legends. I’m not sure I’m ready for it to end.
Although Star Wars movies are set in a galaxy far, far away the stories feel familiar to us because they take on the traits of different genre films and tap into iconic storytelling that’s been a part of epic Hollywood movies from the dawn of the industry. The original film was a mix of Samuri adventure and WWII dog fighter epics, Rogue One and Solo both played off the themes found in heist and spy movies.
It’s not yet clear which genre’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will embue, but if the two latest TV trailers are any indication, there will be some epic adventures in the spirit of Indiana Jones or Robin Hood.
The first TV spot is literally called “Adventure”:
The next is title “Forever” which focuses on the end of the adventure drawing near:
Yep, the switchblade Lightsaber makes another appearance.
Do you have your tickets yet? I have a feeling this one is going to demolish all previous box office marks in record time.
About The film:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker drops into theaters on December 20, 2019