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Entertainment Coming to 'Star Wars': Emotional end for Skywalkers, and then what?

18:27  13 december  2019
18:27  13 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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“ Star Wars ,” the second-highest grossing movie franchise with more than .2 billion in ticket sales, began with George Lucas’ 1977 movie about farmboy-turned-hero Luke Skywalker . The new film is billed as an end to that story told in eight previous installments. As is typical with the latest “ Star

"The ending scene of [The Rise of Skywalker ] is her looking at her reflection and seeing Ben looking back at her." It does seem like Kylo Ren's arc is moving toward redemption, but if he ends up succumbing to the darkness completely, will Rey ever be able to escape their Force connection?

The next "Star Wars" movie arrives in theatres on Thursday promising an epic conclusion to three trilogies over four decades and answers to at least some of the biggest questions that have puzzled fans of the galaxy far, far away.

Oscar Isaac, Keri Russell are posing for a picture: FILE PHOTO: Cast members Isaac and Russell pose for a portrait while promoting the film © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: Cast members Isaac and Russell pose for a portrait while promoting the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Pasadena

But one major mystery likely will linger after the credits roll: Where does the "Star Wars" movie franchise head next?

"The Rise of Skywalker" will reveal new insights about the parents of Resistance fighter Rey, more information about what drives helmeted villain Kylo Ren and the backstory of ex-stormtrooper Finn, the movie's stars said in interviews.

John Boyega looking at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Cast member Boyega poses for a portrait while promoting the film © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: Cast member Boyega poses for a portrait while promoting the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Pasadena

"There's a lot of joy and the ending is emotional," said Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey. "That's not to say it's totally sad. It's definitely emotional, but I think people will be uplifted when they leave the cinema."

"Star Wars," the second-highest grossing movie franchise with more than $9.2 billion in ticket sales, began with George Lucas' 1977 movie about farmboy-turned-hero Luke Skywalker.

Daisy Ridley posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ridley poses for a portrait while promoting the film © Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: Cast member Ridley poses for a portrait while promoting the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Pasadena The new film is billed as an end to that story told in eight previous instalments. As is typical with the latest "Star Wars" movies from Walt Disney Co , little has been made public about the plot.

Clips show Rey wielding a lightsaber glowing red, the colour associated with the Dark Side, raising questions about whether she switches allegiances to fight the Resistance.

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Adam Driver said viewers will see an evolution for Kylo Ren that was set in place when he initially discussed the role with director J.J. Abrams for 2015 film "The Force Awakens."

"Our first meeting, he gave me this piece of information about the character that I thought was interesting," Driver said. "It's six years of anticipating this thing, building toward an event."

Carrie Fisher, the late actress who portrayed Princess Leia, also will appear through unused footage from "Force Awakens."

And Finn's past will be explained through the unveiling of a "really cool relationship," actor John Boyega said.

Abrams said audiences should expect "great, daring swashbuckle fun" as Rey, Poe and Finn team together, a "moving" story and even "horror" at times. "Things get pretty intense and scary," he said.

The next stop for the movie franchise is unclear.

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger has said the company will pause new "Star Wars" films after "Rise of Skywalker." He told the BBC in November that he believed Disney released too many movies in the franchise over a short period.

Ticket sales for 2017 film "The Last Jedi" reached a massive $1.3 billion worldwide but fell short of "Force Awakens." "Last Jedi" also sparked criticism from a vocal segment of fans who did not like the movie's tone and parts of the story. And 2018 movie "Solo" took in just $393 million globally.

"There's something so special about a 'Star Wars' film," Iger said, "and less is more."

Disney still has a new "Star Wars" trilogy on its schedule starting in December 2022, but the original writers - "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - pulled out of the project in October.

In the meantime, Disney is running a "Star Wars" TV series called "The Mandalorian" on its Disney+ streaming service and plans at least two more.

"Wherever 'Star Wars' goes," Abrams said, "it should be filled with, I think, the kind of surprise and heart and hope that I've always felt with these movies."

"That's not to say they all should be any one thing," he added, "but there is something about the beating heart of 'Star Wars,' that George created 42 years ago ... that's kind of the mothership."

'Star Wars' struggles in a country far, far away: China .
Jedi mind tricks don't work on China.While "Star Wars" fans from around the world waited in line for days to catch "The Rise of Skywalker," the sci-fi series has struggled to woo film-goers in the increasingly important Chinese market.

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