Will the Skywalker legacy continue beyond Episode IX?
This December Star Wars fans all over the world will be pouring into theaters to witness the final chapter to a trilogy that has managed to grasp our ultimate attention, even despite some of our misgivings for the films. The Rise of Skywalker is being marketed as the “end” of the Skywalker saga but can we really believe that it’s the end. I’m sure when Return of the Jedi was coming out 36 years ago people at the time thought it was the end of a fantastic story. Then, sixteen years later, the world was provided with more Star Wars via The Phantom Menace. Then, in 2005, Revenge of the Sith was said to be the end of the Skywalker story, that is until Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion dollars and resurrected the story. Now, it’s time for yet another “ending” to an era.
The Rise of Skywalker is supposed to be the end of the Skywalker saga and yet why do I have a feeling that it isn’t the end? In a decade or so will we have another slew of directors, writers, and actors continue this story where it’s been it left off with returning actors like Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac (granted they survive The Rise of Skywalker) set to play major roles in the movies like Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams did? That’s very likely.
You see, as much as they say The Rise of Skywalker is the end of the Skywalker saga as long as there is Star Wars and those with imagination there will never be an end to this story. So as we count down to December I won’t be calling this the end of an era. I will call it the first step into a larger world.
May the Force be with you.
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