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especially Dave and the entire cast & crew for the time of my life. Few people get to live the dream. Thank you. #StarWars #IX #puppeteer #BB8 #StarWarsEpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/Oxa8n1oHu2
— Brian Herring (@BrianHezza) February 1, 2019
Rey, Finn, BB-8 and Poe Dameron have been on an epic journey since 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And in December, their adventure -- along with the entire Skywalker saga of nine movies -- will meet some kind of conclusion when Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters.
The movie has a lot to live up to. Director J.J. Abrams will need to find a way to offer an ending to the revived Star Wars movie universe following a mixed reception to The Last Jedi and Solo's box office flop. Also, it's not like his Force Awakens was criticism-free -- some fans knocked it for evoking the original Star Wars film too predictably. He's also dealing with the challenge of keeping Leia Organa a central character despite the death of actress Carrie Fisher in 2016.
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But with the movie now in the editing stage, there's plenty of time before Star Wars returns to theaters. Here's everything we know so far.
Release date: When can I see Episode 9?
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Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters around the world on Dec. 20, 2019.
When will we see the first trailer?
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The first teaser trailer is here, fresh off of the the Star Wars Episode 9 panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on April 12.
Watch this: Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker trailer tees...
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Is The Rise of Skywalker still filming?
Production has wrapped. Many of the actors announced the end of production on social media, and director Abrams tweeted a photo of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac embracing as shooting ended in February. Those who bring both droids BB-8 and C-3PO to life, puppeteer Brian Herring and actor Anthony Daniels respectively, announced on Twitter that their roles have wrapped. The movie started shooting back in summer...
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