Let's discuss the final film of the Skywalker Saga.

By Oliver Gettell
December 20, 2019 at 12:06 PM EST
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Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker

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After 42 years, nine movies, and three generations of underdog heroes saving the galaxy from dastardly villains, the Skywalker Saga is drawing to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Directed by J.J. Abrams and featuring a star-studded cast that includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Keri Russell, Naomi Ackie, and the late Carrie Fisher, this concluding Episode is full of action, intrigue, history, and heartbreak — both on the screen and behind the scenes.

With The Rise of Skywalker in theaters now, EW is breaking down how we got here, what it all means, and what comes next. Below is our list of stories (which will be updating regularly in the days ahead) offering insight for those who have seen the film and want to know more.

***SPOILERS BELOW***

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  12. A guide to the Star Wars callbacks and parallels in The Rise of Skywalker
  13. How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker addresses Rey’s parentage
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  15. Rise of Skywalker’s Rey reveal undoes one of Star Wars’ boldest choices: Opinion
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  20. J.J. Abrams responds to The Rise of Skywalker critics
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