A week removed from the trailer drop for Star Wars: Episode IX, the speculation hasn’t gotten any less. Why is a title so important?
What is in a title? Generally what a movie is based on. Then we have Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
So what’s in that title? A lot of speculation.
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Does Skywalker refer to Rey? Is it Luke? Is it Anakin? Is it Emperor Palpatine? Is it Kylo Ren? Who is the Skywalker in The Rise of Skywalker?
To me, Rey and Luke seem like obvious choices. Then in the teaser the Emperor’s cackle made me think for a split second what if he were a Skywalker waiting to be unveiled, which would be a mind blowing twist
What if the Skywalker just simply replaces Jedi? After all, Luke said it was time for the Jedi to end.
What cooler way than to rename the teachings after the Skywalker family? After all, the Skywalker family had it all. From innocents to Sith Lord, to turning back good again. The lessons they could offer would be immense.
There is so much to speculate in the title. It is a title that begs a lot of questions with virtually no present answers. This is part of the fun. I have watched the teaser trailer more than a person should. That said, every single time the Star Wars logo opens to reveal the title, something new pops in my head.
I suspect the title will become somewhat more clear when a full-length trailer hits later this year. Until then fans will continue to rack their brains and wonder about the possibilities — as only Star Wars can offer.
The Rise of Skywalker comes out December 20. What do you think the title refers to?