Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher
  • UK release: 19 December 2019
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J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX

15 Apr 2019

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J.J. Abrams says it would have been "impossible" to recast Carrie Fisher's role in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The actress passed away at the age of 60 in 2016 after having filmed her role as General Leia Organa in just two of the latest trilogy of…

J.J. Abrams spoke to George Lucas about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

14 Apr 2019

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J.J. Abrams consulted George Lucas before writing 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'. The acclaimed filmmaker – who has also directed the much-anticipated sci-fi movie – has revealed he discussed his ideas and ambitions for the project with the 'Star…

Star Wars set for a hiatus, says Disney boss

14 Apr 2019

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'Star Wars' films are set for a "hiatus". Disney boss Robert Iger has confirmed that the money-spinning franchise's production schedule will slow down dramatically after the release of the J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: The Rise of…

JJ Abrams' emotional Star Wars finale

13 Apr 2019

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J.J. Abrams was emotional when he was asked to direct 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'. The filmmaker – who directed 2015's 'The Force Awakens' – was brought on to the project to replace Colin Trevorrow in September 2017 and J.J. jumped at the…

J.J. Abrams wants Star Wars fans to be 'satisfied' with trilogy finale

24 Feb 2019

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' fans to be "satisfied" with 'Episode IX'. The 52-year-old director – who has helmed the much-anticipated sci-fi movie after previously being behind the camera for 'Episode VII – The Force Awakens – is excited for the…

Anthony Daniels has filmed his last Star Wars scenes as C-3PO

29 Jan 2019

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Anthony Daniels has filmed his last ever scenes as C-3PO in the 'Star Wars' franchise. The 72-year-old actor has revealed that his time portraying the lovable protocol droid in a galaxy far, far away is up and it is time for him to hang up his gold…

Richard E Grant remains tight-lipped about Star Wars role

25 Jan 2019

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Richard E Grant isn't allowed to tell his wife and daughter about his 'Star Wars: Episode IX' character. The 61-year-old actor admitted that the spoiler security measures surrounding the much-hyped movie are so intense that he can't even tell his…

Todd Fisher says sister Carrie plays big part in Star Wars: Episode IX

4 Jan 2019

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The late Carrie Fisher's character General Leia Organa will have a significant story arc in 'Star Wars: Episode IX', her brother Todd Fisher has revealed. Carrie – who first played the character, then known as Princess Leia, in George Lucas' original…

Natalie Portman 'doesn't know anything' about Star Wars rumours

21 Dec 2018

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Natalie Portman doesn't "know anything" about a potential 'Star Wars' return. The Academy Award-winning actress – who played Padme Amidala in Episodes I to III of the sci-fi saga – has been linked with a return to the sci-fi franchise in 'Star Wars…

Mark Hamill likens Star Wars secrecy to a 'deep state government organisation'

12 Dec 2018

Film gossip

Mark Hamill has likened working on 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to being part of "some secret deep state government organisation". The 67-year-old actor – who plays Luke Skywalker in the money-spinning film series – has admitted that secrecy levels…

Oscar Isaac: Leia's Star Wars farewell is beautiful

21 Nov 2018

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Oscar Isaac says 'Star Wars: Episode IX' deals with the death of Princess Leia in a "really beautiful way". Carrie Fisher – the actress who played the character, known as General Leia Organa in the new trilogy – sadly passed away in December 2016 at…

Richard E Grant's Star Wars shock

25 Oct 2018

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Richard E. Grant still "can't believe" he's been cast in a 'Star Wars' movie. The 61-year-old actor has been a fan of the franchise since the first movie was released in 1977 and he admitted he thought it was "in the realm of impossibility" that he'd…

Domhnall Gleeson: Star Wars Episode IX has different energy

25 Sep 2018

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Domhnall Gleeson says there is a "different energy" in the latest 'Star Wars' movie. The 35-year-old actor - who plays General Hux in the science fiction franchise - believes working on the ninth instalment is a lot different than 'Star Wars: The…

Dave Bautista snubbed from Star Wars twice

31 Aug 2018

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Dave Bautista has auditioned for a role in 'Star Wars' twice before - but he's been snubbed every time. The 49-year-old actor has admitted he'd love to bag a part in the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode IX', which has just gone into production but is…

Dominic Monaghan joins Star Wars Episode IX

25 Aug 2018

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Dominic Monaghan has joined the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 41-year-old actor will reunite with 'Lost' creator and executive producer, J.J. Abrams, who is directing the new movie in the franchise, after previously begging him for a role in…

Carrie Fisher's final Star Wars scenes 'will be magical'

10 Aug 2018

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Carrie Fisher's final 'Star Wars' scenes will be "magical", according to her brother Todd. The actress - who passed away in December 2016 - will feature as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' through the use of unreleased footage from 'The Force…

JJ Abrams finds Star Wars bittersweet without Carrie Fisher

2 Aug 2018

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J.J. Abrams admitted it is "bittersweet" working on 'Star Wars Episode IX' without the late Carrie Fisher. The 52-year-old director marked his first day of shooting the next installment of the hit franchise by joining Twitter, and used his first post…

Carrie Fisher's brother praises JJ Abrams

29 Jul 2018

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Carrie Fisher's brother says JJ Abrams is responsible for featuring the late actress in in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. Despite Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy previously dismissing Todd Fisher's claims that his sister would appear in the upcoming…

Billy Dee Williams to return as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX

10 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role of Lando Calrissian in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 81-year-old actor first played the part of the former smuggler in 'The Empire Strikes Back' in 1980 and is now set to return as Lando in the J.J.

Keri Russell to star in Star Wars: Episode IX

7 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Keri Russell is being eyed for a role in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 42-year-old actress is reportedly set to star in the upcoming final main instalment of the popular sci-fi franchise, according to a report from Variety magazine. Keri's role is…

Colin Trevorrow says he'll 'cherish' Star Wars: Episode IX experience

30 May 2018

Film gossip

Colin Trevorrow will "cherish" the experience of working on 'Star Wars: Episode IX' for the rest of his life. The 41-year-old director was originally set to helm the much-anticipated sci-fi movie, before a statement in September 2017 revealed all…

Victoria Mahoney lands historic Star Wars job

19 Apr 2018

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Victoria Mahoney is the first black female director to work on a 'Star Wars' movie. The 'Yelling to the Sky' filmmaker has been hired by 'Star Wars: Episode IX' director and executive producer J.J. Abrams as second unit director on the upcoming…

Mark Hamill thinks recasting Carrie Fisher in Star Wars would be tough

4 Apr 2018

Film gossip

Mark Hamill thinks it would be "tough recasting" Carrie Fisher in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 60-year-old actress shot to fame as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and reprised her role in the current set of movies, however, in 2016…

Mark Hamill wants to be a frightening Force Ghost in Star Wars: Episode IX

22 Mar 2018

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Mark Hamill would love to be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' as a "frightening" Force Ghost. The 66-year-old actor portrayed the iconic Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the original sci-fi trilogy and recently reprised his role in Rian Johnson's 2017 'The…

John Boyega hasn't read script for Star Wars: Episode IX

20 Mar 2018

Film gossip

John Boyega hasn't read the script for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 26-year-old actor plays Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn in the new trilogy of the hit sci-fi franchise, and although he is set to reprise his role in the upcoming ninth…

Daisy Ridley is taking a break from filming Star Wars: Episode IX

12 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Daisy Ridley is "having a break" before shooting 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 25-year-old actress stars as the Force-wielding hero Rey in the new sci-fi franchise trilogy, and after shooting to fame in 'Star Wars', Ridley has landed a number of roles…

Star Wars' Daisy Ridley consider's Rey's future

12 Mar 2018

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'Star Wars' actress Daisy Ridley has revealed how her character's discovery about her parents in 'The Last Jedi' could change her. The 25-year-old actress stars as resistance fighter Rey in the sci-fi franchise, and in the most recent instalment was…

John Williams confirms availability for Star Wars: Episode IX

11 Jan 2018

Film gossip

John Williams has told J.J. Abrams he is available to compose the music for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 85-year-old composer has confirmed he wants to be involved in the forthcoming film, which comes shortly after the movie music legend revealed he…

Daisy Ridley won't play Rey after Star Wars: Episode IX

30 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Daisy Ridley has ruled out returning as Rey after 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 25-year-old actress first starred as the mysterious Force-wielding orphan in 2015's 'The Force Awakens' and is set to reprise her role this December in 'The Last…

Carrie Fisher should have been focus of Star Wars IX

8 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Carrie Fisher was supposed to take centre stage in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The screen legend - who passed away last December - had returned to the franchise alongside fellow veterans Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill in the seventh installment of the…

J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

12 Sep 2017

Film gossip

J.J. Abrams is taking over as director and co-writer of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 51-year-old filmmaker will return to the franchise after he helmed 2015's acclaimed 'The Force Awakens', in the place of Colin Trevorrow who was let go due to…

Colin Trevorrow out of Star Wars: Episode IX

6 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Colin Trevorrow won't direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 40-year-old filmmaker has exited the hotly-anticipated 'Star Wars' movie - which he signed up to helm back in 2015 - citing "differing visions for the project". A statement posted on…

Jack Thorne to rewrite Star Wars: Episode IX

2 Aug 2017

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Jack Throne is going to be creating a new draft of the 'Star Wars: Episode IX' script. The 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' writer has been brought in by Disney and Lucasfilm to have a look over the script for the ninth film in the main 'Star…

Star Wars: Episode IX hitting cinemas in May 2019

26 Apr 2017

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode IX' is to be released in May 2019. The final installment in the new trilogy in the sci-fi saga will not hit cinemas in December like 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and spin-off movie 'Rogue One: A Star…

Kathleen Kennedy: Carrie Fisher will not be in Star Wars Episode IX

15 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the late Carrie Fisher will not be appearing in 'Star Wars Episode IX' after her brother Todd Fisher hinted she would. The 59-year-old actor previously claimed the late actress - who passed away on…

Carrie Fisher to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX?

8 Apr 2017

Film gossip

Carrie Fisher may appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' according to her brother Todd Fisher. The late Hollywood icon - who passed away in December - played Princess Leia in the popular sci-fi movie franchise, and although it was previously confirmed…

Mark Hamill's Star Wars teaser

28 Jun 2016

Film gossip

Mark Hamill has teased that Luke Skywalker may not appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 64-year-old actor - who has played Luke since the first 'Star Wars' film in 1977 - hinted that he might not be required when filming starts in the next chapter…

Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

17 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be "a job or an assignment". The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie in the latest…

Rian Johnson avoiding Star Wars 'responsibility'

19 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Rian Johnson is trying not to feel too "responsible" for the 'Star Wars' franchise. The 40-year-old filmmaker is directing 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and expect to helm Episode 'IX' admits that, when it comes to the new movies, it is a "challenge…

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