Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker

#4
The trailer was shown at Star Wars celebration today(?)

At the end, after the cackle, Ian McDairmad (spelling probably wrong, the Emperor Actor) walked out to much applause.

So yes, it's pretty much confirmed that he's back. I think they needed something like this after the state the universe was left in after the last movie.

And the latest rumour is

that Rey was cloned from Lukes lopped off hand.

So I guess technically she is.
 

pedr

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#5
A rumour which I saw, probably just idle speculation, is that “Skywalker” will be the new name for a collection of Force-using people - a kind of replacement for the name Jedi. I’m not sure that I think that’s likely, but I quite like it.
 
#8
I think bull leaping a tie fighter is much within the boundaries of what a Jedi can do. Luke was able to leap from the skiff to Jabba's sail barge, over the width of the Sarlaac pit with very little ease, and that was over a greater distance.
 
#9
A fan theory of my own:

Snoke was probably a puppet for Palpatine. He may have been one of the Emperor's dark advisors, the ones seen wearing purple robes in Return of the Jedi. Palpatine was then manipulating events from behind the scenes, much like he did during the prequel films.
 
#11
Of course!

One of the “issues” with Last Jedi was the way it dismantled the setting. The “resistance” (resisting what? They WON the war!) reduced to a dozen refugees and the First Order not much better off. Whilst fat cat financiers sat back laughing and selling weapons to both sides. That’s a hard one to fix.

But selling weapons to both sides is soooo Palpatine’s style.

Today’s revelation.
 
#13
One of the “issues” with Last Jedi was the way it dismantled the setting. The “resistance” (resisting what? They WON the war!) reduced to a dozen refugees and the First Order not much better off. Whilst fat cat financiers sat back laughing and selling weapons to both sides. That’s a hard one to fix.
I believe the Resistance was originally made up of people from planets that were conquered by the First Order, and that the Republic was secretly supporting them in their fight to free their home worlds. When the First Order destroys the planet that is hosting the New Republic senate, using the super weapon on Star Killer base, this leaves the Republic weakened, and allows the First Order to rise up and takeover the galaxy.

The resurrection of the Emperor does negate Darth Vader’s story arc and redemption though.
Does it? I don't think it does. Vader's redemption comes from saving Luke and not killing Palpatine. Sith Lords rise up by killing their master, like Palatine did with Darth Plagueis. So if Vader's intentions was just to kill Palpatine, he would be fulfilling that power exchange between master and apprentice. That's very much the Sith way and is not a redeeming factor.
 
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