This film also marks the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as princess Leia Organa. Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016. However, in July 2018, JJ Abrams announced that unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens would be used to help complete the story
The new Star Wars film, titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, was released on Friday at Star Cineplex of Bangladesh, along with the rest of the world. Even if the film has received mixed reviews, die-hard fans of the franchise are thronging to theatres to watch the ninth episode of this epic space opera.
JJ Abrams, who previously directed The Force Awakens, co-wrote the screenplay and directed The Rise of Skywalker. The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomie Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran and Ian McDiarmid.
Furthermore, this film also marks the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as princess Leia Organa. Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016. Lucasfilm, the company that owns the Star Wars franchise, had previously announced on January 2017 that they had no plans to digitally generate Fisher's performance for the ninth film, as they did for Rogue One.
However, in July 2018, JJ Abrams announced that unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens would be used to help complete the story.
The Rise of Skywalker also marks the end of the sequel trilogy for the franchise. The film is preceded by The Last Jedi and the The Force Awakens.
The Star Wars franchise has fans spanning multiple generations and for four whole decades it is ruling the genre of epic space opera. The first film of the franchise, titled Star Wars: A New Hope was directed by George Lucas and it was released in 1977. After the film became a blockbuster hit, Lucas directed two sequels; The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. These three films make up the original trilogy of Star Wars films.
After a long break a prequel trilogy was made and the names of these three films are The Phantom, The Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.
Till now the entire film franchise has earned $7.471 billion in the box office, which is the third highest in the all time record.