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Star Wars: Episode IX Gets a Title and Goosebump-Inducing Teaser

It’s official Episode IX—the last film in the Skywalker saga—is called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That title took me by surprise. The Last Jedi did such a fantastic job making clear this was much more than just one family’s story. But, in the end, Kylo Ren is technically a Skywalker.

Who knows how much of this teaser will end up in the final film, but that slow-mo shot of Rey is nothing short of badass. Who’s laugh do we hear at the end? Sounds like Palpatine to me. There are so many loose ends this film has the responsibility of addressing. I just hope J.J. is able to tie them all up in a satisfying way.

The Rise of Skywalker debuts on December 20th.