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April 15, 2019
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April has been a month dedicated to all things Star Wars as the chilling first teaser trailer revealed the film’s official titleThe Rise of Skywalker has brought forth a ton of fan questions, theories and conspiracies as to how the Skywalker Saga will end. Daisy Ridley (Rey) spoke with FOX 32 to reveal how she learned about the ending to a story that’s been over 40 years in the making.

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The film’s trailer premiered on Friday before finally surfacing online, featuring scenes from Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and more while building up even more anticipation for the film.

The film has already wrapped, meaning Star Wars actors and actresses already know how this highly anticipated movie will end.

We. Need. Answers.

Ridley chatted with reporter Jake Hamilton about how she learned of the ending to The Rise of Skywalker.

“J.J. had told me and then I read the script, and then it was sort of shifting. The ending was always pretty similar, and then I was told there was a new, I guess, a slightly different beat added that I was told, which was awesome. Because it’s nice to be told a thing, and then you can experience it with the filmmaker. But also, we don’t always know how it’s going to turn out. We did the thing on this side of the camera, but we don’t know how it’s going to turn out. So I’m as excited to see it as everyone else.”


We’re intrigued.

Just a few days ago, director J.J. Abrams sat down with ET Live during the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago to dish the details on the film’s name.

“The title feels like it’s the right title for this movie and I know it’s provocative and asks a bunch of questions, but I think when you see the movie, you’ll see how it’s intended and what it means,” he tells ET Live.

“But in the flow of titles, this movie had a very weird responsibility. It had to be the end of not just three movies, but nine movies, and the idea of having to incorporate the stories that have come before, strangely, is the story of the movie.

“Which is to say it’s the characters in the film inheriting everything that’s come before in previous generations, whether it’s sins of the father, whether it’s the wisdom they’ve acquired, and the question is can this new generation… are they up to the task? Can they stand up to what they have to? So in a way I feel like we, coming into this movie, have inherited a lot, and the question is ‘can we do enough’?”

The film is slated to hit theaters Dec. 20, 2019.

How do you think the Skywalker Saga will end? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.