Well, we finally were given a trailer and a title for the next installment into the Star Wars franchise. And the final chapter of what is known as the Skywalker Saga. On Friday, fans learned the title of the upcoming film would be Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. An odd title to say the least, especially for the the closing film in a trilogy.
What does it mean? We at LRM have already discussed this to great lengths. One of the more plausible answers was that from now on Force users, would be referred to as Skywalkers. We now look to the man himself for answers, J.J. Abrams, who was recently interviewed by Entertainment Tonight and discussed the title, you check out what Abrams had to say below.
“The title feels like it’s the right title for this movie, and I know that it’s provocative and asks a bunch of questions. But I think when you see the movie, you’ll see how it’s intended, what it means. But in the flow of titles, this movie had a very weird responsibility. It had to be the end of not just three movies, but nine movies, and the idea of having to incorporate the stories that have come before strangely is the story of the movie. Which is to say it’s the characters in the film inheriting everything that’s come before in previous generations, whether it’s sins of the father, whether it’s the wisdom that they’ve acquired. And the question is this new generation, are they up to the task, can they stand up to what they have to? And so in a way, I feel like we coming into this movie have inherited a lot, and the question is can we do it? And that question we ask ourselves every day.”
Of course with this being a Star Wars film, J.J. isn’t going to reveal any specifics but does give us a little bit more to discuss at the very least. As most of you who are regular readers know, I was not a fan of The Last Jedi to say the least, but the trailer for The Rise of Skywalker does have me interested again.
What are your thought on the title? Let us know in the comments down below!