Watch This Before You See Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

  • Published on: Saturday, October 26, 2019
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    The end of an epic nine-film arc, The Rise of Skywalker has the near-impossible task of wrapping up cinema's most-celebrated space saga. Here are some fun production details to get you pumped, plus some supposedly leaked plot points that just might come into fruition. WARNING: Major spoilers ahead ... potentially!

    One new planet we'll be visiting in The Rise of Skywalker is called Pasaana, a world of sand and unforgiving sun. Yeah — another one.

    The planet, which is actually the Wadi Rum desert valley in southern Jordan, will seemingly play host to a pivotal moment in The Rise of Skywalker. We saw Rey jumping over a TIE fighter on a very Jordanian-looking landscape in the first Episode IX teaser trailer, as well as Finn and Poe skidding on sand. At this stage, all we know for sure about Pasaana is that it's home to the Aki-Aki, a native race being played by Jordanian locals.

    Rumors that red stormtroopers would be appearing in The Rise of Skywalker had been doing the rounds online for months before Lucasfilm finally confirmed them. According to, these fearsome-looking soldiers are known as Sith troopers.

    But there's more going on here than just a simple palette swap. Speaking for a feature on, Lucasfilm archivist Madlyn Burkert broke down the Sith trooper uniform, saying,

    "It has some really unique aesthetics to it, and it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering."

    Episode IX director J.J. Abrams seems equally excited about the introduction of the Sith troopers, saying that he cannot wait for fans to meet this new batch of baddies. Abrams said,

    "The materials, the color, the lines... there is something about the aesthetic of it that just felt absolutely right."

    Who the Sith troopers serve remains a mystery — some are convinced they'll do the bidding of the returning Emperor Palpatine, while other sources report that they'll answer only to Kylo Ren.

    Watch the video to learn more about what you need to know before you see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

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    Desert planet III: Pasaana | 0:18
    Seeing red | 0:50
    Dark Side Rey | 1:47
    Poe Dameron and Zorii Bliss | 2:26
    Trilogy of trilogies | 3:26
    Han Solo… back? | 4:10
    C-3PO's rumored fate | 5:31
    Rey's new power? | 6:18
    General Hux: a mole? | 6:58
    Where's Lando been? | 7:47
    Rey the granddaughter? | 8:33
    The Emperor's new throne? | 9:26



  • Looper


     3 months ago +59

    What do YOU think will happen in Episode IX?

  • Brian Cherry

    Brian Cherry

     2 weeks ago +1

    I'm really glad I didn't watch this before seeing the movie. I'll remember that for future installments.

  • Vadym Volodko

    Vadym Volodko

     4 weeks ago

    I'm watching now at CinemaVariety too. THX for good tip.

  • Mach Seven

    Mach Seven

     4 weeks ago

    Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker: Portal (™ by Valve) gone Nuts! The ton of plot holes defy physics and occupy the same space at the same time! This was one of THE WORSE movies I've ever saw... and I've seen some pretty shitty movies over the years. Final review is: cheesy, crappy, predictable, infantile, CHEESY!

  • malek sebri

    malek sebri

     1 months ago

    if i watch star wars 9 can inderstend because i didint watch eny athor movie

  • Angelo D' Kid

    Angelo D' Kid

     1 months ago

    Rey is palpatines grand daughter

  • Ollie Jacobs

    Ollie Jacobs

     1 months ago


  • Kimme Dean

    Kimme Dean

     1 months ago

    OH MY GOSH! Most of these points are ABSOLUTELY correct! AMAZING!

  • Jenny Rawler

    Jenny Rawler

     1 months ago +1

    That is one good place to watch this all Star Wars movies in 2019. Check CinemaVariety this year

  • FazbearMoviez


     1 months ago

    It's a good thing the sith troopers are wearing red

  • armando rivera

    armando rivera

     1 months ago +2

    Star Wars the rise of disappointment

  • djscribes


     1 months ago

    Spot on!

  • Lance Haboc

    Lance Haboc

     1 months ago

    "another one"

  • musicalgal7


     1 months ago

    Whoever says not to watch it, gives me a more reason to watch it. It’s going to epic and you know it

  • Kristoffer Eikeset

    Kristoffer Eikeset

     1 months ago

    Han Solo appears as a force ghost

  • A S S A S I N

    A S S A S I N

     1 months ago

    Rey died later ben saved her then he died and Rey is grandchild of palpatine

  • TIlak Sevak

    TIlak Sevak

     1 months ago +1

    You can’t even imagine how it feels who is totally new to Star wars) even after seeing two previews movies before “Skywalker” I am still not able to understand the theme!!

  • Joken


     1 months ago +2

    Well here is to hoping that this film is better than the last two horrible movies

  • Johnny5sWorld


     1 months ago

    Can you link the song used as the background track? @looper please!

  • Frank Murphy

    Frank Murphy

     1 months ago +1

    Star wars the Rise of Popeyes chicken sandwiches