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Disney and Oscar Isaac confirm Star Wars Episode IX is the end of the Skywalker story

March 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, it looks like, love it or loathe it, this Christmas will be the end of an era that has spanned over 42 years.

Poe Dameron himself, actor Oscar Isaac, has confirmed that Star Wars Episode IX will be the definitive end of the Skywalker Sage that started waaaaaaay back in May 1977.

A new Disney Press Release refers to the movie as “the final installment of the Skywalker saga”and this was backed up by Isaac who spoke on Today about the movie, saying: “It is the end of the entire Skywalker saga.

“Nine stories. This is the culmination of the entire thing. What JJ has done, and the entire Lucasfilm team, is incredibly fulfilling. It’s also special for us because you get to learn a lot more things about these characters.”

The good news is that, despite Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) dying in The Last Jedi, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) dying in The Force Awakens and, sadly, Carrie Fisher AKA Princess Leia dying in real life, Luke is expected to return as a Force Ghost and Fisher will be in the movie, using unseen footage from the previous two movies.

 

On top of all this, it has been confirmed that April 12 will be the Star Wars: Episode IX panel at Celebration Chicago… if I were a betting man, I’d say that’s when we’ll get a trailer so long as they don’t pull any of that ‘only for the audience’ crap

So that’s it… Star Wars is dead, long live Star Wars.

What say you all? Is the saga still relevant without the core characters? Let us know your thoughts.

Star Wars: Episode IX opens on December 20th 2019.

Source: Indiewire

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….