After the saga kicked off in 1977–an event that changed blockbuster filmmaking forever–at least a part of the ever-growing Star Wars universe is coming to end this winter. The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams returned to direct Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and he’s set to, in his own words, “cohesively” wrap up the eight films that came before it.
“Endings are the thing that scares me most,” Abrams told Entertainment Weekly. “This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering [as many] questions as possible. So if years from now, someone’s watching these movies, all nine of them, they’re watching a story that is as cohesive as possible.”
Ahead of a release in less than two months, the final trailer has now been unveiled which previews a little more of this adventure, beginning a year after the events in Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, which set a high benchmark for the franchise. Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, and Ian McDiarmid, see the final trailer below.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens on December 20.