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Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of space fantasy highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.
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‘The Saga will end. The story lives forever.’
The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of the nine-film Skywalker Saga, but that doesn’t mean the end of Star Wars. More movies are on the way, and both live-action and animated TV series on Disney+ will explore adventures in A Galaxy Far, Far Away alongside original novels, comics books and interactive video games. Nerdvana brings you the latest news here:
- Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker trailer hints at return of the dark side’s ‘greatest evil’ (4/12/2019) - Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi and the prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III), appears to be returning for the final chapter of the main Star Wars saga -- Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker.
- Emperor looms over Rey and Kylo Ren’s showdown in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster (8/24/2019) - Check out the new poster for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker that was revealed Saturday at Disney's D23 Expo presentation.
- ‘Your journey nears its end.’ Watch the D23 Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ‘Special Look’ teaser (8/26/2019) - Watch the D23 Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker "Special Look" teaser.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets go on sale, as intense final trailer premieres (10/21/2019) - Ticket sales and a final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker landed during the NFL's Monday Night Football.
- Dolby Cinema exclusive poster shows red-trimmed Star Destroyers bearing down on a lone Resistance X-Wing (11/19/2019) - Check out the Dolby Cinema exclusive Star Wars: Episode IX -- the Rise of Skywalker poster.
- ‘They fly now’: First Order Jetpack Troopers pursue Resistance heroes in first Rise of Skywalker clip (11/25/2019) - The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker clip has been released, and it looks like we're in for a good, old-fashioned chase sequence!
- Watch ‘The Evolution of the Stormtrooper’ (11/27/2019) - Lucasfilm hosts a most impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper.
- Spoilery Rise of Skywalker clip teases the source of Kylo Ren’s demons (12/12/2019) - Kylo Ren confronts his demons in a spoilery new Rise of Skywalker clip.
- SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (12/18/2019) - Long haver you waited ... to read our spoiler-free Rise of Skywalker review. It is your destiny!
- Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (12/19/2019) - Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.
- Star Wars prequel anthem ‘Duel of the Fates’ featured in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ TV spot, but missing from film (12/21/2019) - A TV spot for The Rise of Skywalker featured the rousing chorus of "Duel of the Fates" - battle hymn of the Star Wars prequels. But did it make the final cut?
- Did you know? Star Wars hero Wedge Antilles is in Rogue One and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (12/22/2019) - Wedge Antilles has a part in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, despite actor Denis Lawson's famous refusal to return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
- The Rise of Skywalker nominated for 3 Academy Awards (1/13/2020) - Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker received Oscar nominations for best visual effects, best score and best sound editing.
- HEY HEYYY! Meet Babu Frik, Star Wars’ newest cute alien, in Rise of Skywalker clip (1/16/2020) - Meet dimunitive droidsmith Babu Frik in this extended scene from Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. HEY HEYYY!
- Read a dark encounter from The Rise of Skywalker novelization cut from the final movie (2/18/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker novelization expands upon Kylo Ren's rampage across Mustafar.
- Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray/DVD coming March 31; digital March 17 (2/19/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray is coming March 31, two weeks after the film's digital release.
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