Yesterday the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX revealed the film’s title as The Rise of Skywalker. But just what could this mean exactly? Well, Lucasfilm president Kennedy spoke out on why they chose the title at Star Wars Celebration. Speaking with Yahoo, she said: “The Rise of Skywalker; it doesn’t answer anything.”
She continued: “It’s provocative, it asks questions and it could mean a lot of different things and I think that’s what was important to us.
“We didn’t want to have a title that felt like it was telling you the story.
“At the same time, it needs to feel emotional – which is a challenge to try to figure out what that might be.
“And I think the word Skywalker; it captures all 40 years of what’s gone before.”
Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker star Hamill, who returns in Episode IX as a Force ghost, has highlighted the possible meanings.
Tweeting out the trailer, he wrote: “It’s not #EpisodeIXFromHisNap or even my suggestion: #EpisodeIXABunchMoreStuffHappens
“It’[s] #EpisodeIXTheRiseOfSkywalker! It’s time for the 8 months of speculation to begin.
“Is that Skywalker KYLO? LEIA? ANAKIN? LUKE? A previously unknown SKYWALKER? Is REY a Skywalker? #CoolTitle”.
Perhaps the final episodes of the other trilogies are a clue to the title’s meaning.
Do Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi suggest The Rise of Skywalker is a new order?
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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is released in UK cinemas on December 19, 2019.