Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

WIRED | 4/15/2019 | Graeme McMillan
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Let's just cut to the Kessel Run: Star Wars Celebration took place this past weekend in Chicago and completely opened the floodgates of Star Wars news. Here's everything that came pouring out.

Probability of Accuracy: Accurate, if not necessarily direct.

Deal - OK

The Real Deal: OK, let’s not play around: This is what you want.

Yes, the official title and teaser trailer for the last episode in the Skywalker Saga are finally here, and now we know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the following things:

Kylo - Ren - Helmet - Body - Folk

Kylo Ren reclaiming his helmet, and also body slamming folk, which should be scary but instead looks cool as ****.

What looks to be the remains of a Death Star, strangely enough.

Return - Emperor - Laugh - End - Teaser

The return of the Emperor? This isn't entirely confirmed, other than the laugh at the end of the teaser and the appearance onstage at Celebration of Ian McDiarmid, but … why else would his laugh be heard in the teaser?

It's all very exciting and confounding, with even the title getting a lot of people speculating about what's to come. Don't ask the cast, though; they only learned what the title was a week before everyone else, according to Daisy Ridley.

Deal - Rise - Skywalker - Title - Trailer

The Real Deal: As if the Rise of Skywalker title and trailer weren't enough for fans attending Star Wars Celebration, the Sunday morning panel for upcoming Disney+ series The Mandalorian brought stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and Carl Weathers on stage, as well as writer/showrunner Jon Favreau and writer/director Dave Filoni.

For those attending the panel in person, however, there was a lot more than those streaming the event at home got to see—namely, the first footage from the show itself. Three distinct videos were shared: A behind-the-scenes reel shown to Disney investors earlier in the week, a sizzle reel of action from the series as a whole (including...
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