And competing for that limelight will be Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which will likely enjoy a more detailed showcase at this year's E3 event in June before its fall release date.
While talking about the chronology of the movie, film's director J J Abrams said, "This movie, in addition to being the end of three trilogies, it also has to work as its own movie".
Director J.J. Abrams, unsurprisingly, isn't revealing anything that might risk "breaching the agreement that we have to preserve the fun for fans", he says. The question now is how Leia leaves the film; after how things ended for Han and Luke, is it too much to hope she just retires to a nice tropical vacation planet? The team at Lucasfilm have been awesome collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. And now Abrams is back for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, he's teased that there's a little more to the story of who Rey really is to be revealed. But the largest ovations came for Kelly Marie Tran, who plays mechanic Rose Tico, and Billy Dee Williams, who returns to the series as con artist Lando Calrissian after last playing the character in 1983. That's a reference to the scenes of a shirtless Driver in "The Last Jedi" that surprised fans.More news: Ecuadorean Judge Orders Swedish Citizen Close to Assange Jailed Pending Trial
Luke also tells Rey that "we have passed on all the knowledge" and that the fight against evil is now hers. Episode IX opens nationwide December 20, 2019. Ren is the son of Han Solo and Leia, making him and his mother the only known Skywalkers left.
Ridley appeared with John Boyega, who plays Resistance fighter Finn; Oscar Isaac, who portrays pilot Poe Dameron; and others, bringing fans to their feet. And boy, does this title have the potential to pull a messy retcon of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She will be flanked by an army of Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces specifically tasked with exterminating the remaining Jedi.
Fallen Order got its first trailer on Saturday, revealing an all-new hero following the direct fallout of Order 66.