My FINAL Predictions for STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (possible MAJOR spoilers if I’m correct)

Hey there, I’m here again with my final prediction for what might happen in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker. If you are a long time reader of my bullshit, you’ll know I did this for Force Awakens and Last Jedi (but not Rogue One or Solo because those being prequels, I didn’t both because prequels are much, much easier to predict). Right off the bat, you need to know that I’m pretty damn good at guessing most of the outcome of movies (Knives Out struck me for a loop though) so if you are afraid I’m going to be right on some of my guessing, I would STOP READING NOW. Just know, that I know absolutely NOTHING outside of the trailers, television spots, the toys, Funko pops, marketing, everything that has been released to the public. My guesses are going to be a deep dive into The Rise of Skywalker, not broad generalizations that any non-geek John or Jane Schmo might be able to come up with on their own. This is just going to be a list (will at least go to 20-25) and after the movie comes out, I’ll tally what was right and what was wrong and give myself a letter grade (I’ve gotten a B+ with both Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, fyi if you are still on the fence about reading my guesses). So yeah, here we go!

  1. Leia is going to die near the beginning of the Rise of Skywalker and we will see her as a Force Ghost. It will also reveal she has her own lightsaber. Cause of death will either be complications to what happened to her in The Last Jedi or she “gives herself” to the Force. This wasn’t a hard guess to come up with. Look at the facts: it has been released to the public that they are using Carrie Fisher’s unused footage from both Force Awakens and Last Jedi and they are structuring that unused footage around the other actors to make it look authentic and believable. We also know that there is only a total of 8 minutes of Leia footage in Rise of Skywalker. And the only footage we’ve seen with her is with Rey on a grassy planet while Rey trains with a lightsaber that kind of looks like Luke’s but not exactly. The footage we’ve seen of Fisher, at one point, she is hugging Rey and Rey is tearing up/crying. I’m guessing she’s telling Rey she’s about to go. And then we’ll see her later with Force Ghost Luke as being a Force ghost is the easiest way of being with people without actually being there. Footage wise. As with the lightsaber, all the books and comics I have read that are supposed to take place between Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker, Rey does not have a lightsaber. My guess on Leia having one is that she reveals she has one and gives it to Rey. Or Rey simply fixes Luke’s, but that wouldn’t make sense as it revealed that Kylo Ren I think has the broken lightsaber near the end of The Last Jedi? Like I said, this is all just conjecture.
  2. Snoke will be revealed to have just been a patsy or a fucked up rejected clone of Snoke? I know Rian Johnson’s intent with The Last Jedi was basically, “fuck this guy, this story is about Kylo Ren,” but since Kathleen Kennedy wants to make all these fanboy theorizers happy, I expect J.J. Abrams and co. will retcon him and make him a little bit more important than he actually really was. If so, he’ll have to be one of the two or both. Expect this to be a quick scene explanation, not some deep dive in the film, so that way all the events leading to Palpatine move on.
  3. The title, The Rise of Skywalker, will NOT be related to calling Jedi’s Skywalkers, but will actually pertain to Rey herself, as at the end of the film, she will take on the last name of Skywalker. If you do some detective work, you’ll realize each and every Episode title from 7-9 is about Rey. The Force Awakens: yeah, the force awakened in Rey, Kylo Ren already had it at the start of the film. The Last Jedi: Luke tells Kylo, “And I will not be the last Jedi.” The camera then cuts to Rey, and then as we all know, Luke succumbs to the Force, so Rey was The Last Jedi by the end of the film. And it revealed she kept all the sacred texts, so she won’t be the last Jedi either, but for the purpose of the movie, she was. That can only mean that this title refers to her. And since her parents were “nobodies” (J.J. will retcon this slightly, skip to the next guess for my guess) and she has no last name, she will take on the last name of Skywalker to carry on not just the name, but the legacy.
  4. It is going to be revealed that Rey is the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. I don’t know how it is going to connect those dots, all I know is that in the trailers for Rise of Skywalker, it has shown the exact same ship that was in the Force Awakens, leaving Rey as a tiny kid on Jakku. And again, since Kathleen Kennedy wants to amend for the whiny fanboys that weren’t happy with the “her parents were “nobodies”” answer, expect J.J. Abrams to pull off more of that retcon magic. Kylo Ren will have said they were nobodies because he believed it to be so, he believed he was telling Rey the truth. My guess is that the son or daughter of Palpatine (how it is going to reveal this shit I have no idea) didn’t know of their lineage, learned of it later in life, and then saw that Rey had force powers, got scared and dropped her off for “drinking money”. Rey being a descendant from Palpatine I admit is a stretch. But she can’t be a blood lineage Skywalker or a blood lineage Organa and Solo based off the past two movies events, and Luke sensed some darkness in her in The Last Jedi and was scarred of her too loud and too fast force powers, so my guess is a descendant of the big bad Sith lord. It would explain how Rey was so powerful with the Force from the get go, and will make those dumbass fan boys happy. If not Palpatine, expect her to have some significant lineage reveal.
  5. Ewoks will be in the film. But maybe a blink and you’ll miss them cameo. I am not going to guess anything about Palpatine really showing up, because of course he will, Ian McDiarmid’s name is on the damn poster. If he doesn’t show up, that would be the biggest blue balls to fans since Episode I finally hitting theaters and it underwhelming everyone. Since it shows our heroes approaching the remnants of what I can only assume is Death Star II (the original would make absolutely no sense), I’m guessing that it crash landed on Endor or on another one of its moons. Hell, it might even be Wicket.
  6. That new girl, Naomi Ackie, who plays the character of “Jannah,” will be revealed to be Lando Calrissian’s daughter, because why not? Everybody has some famous Star Wars lineage right?
  7. I’m going to double down on that bet and say Finn is revealed to be Lando Calrissian’s son and that he and Jannah are brother and sister. Because why the fuck not? Blame the all too coincidental Star Wars lineage again.
  8. C-3P0, who says in the trailers, “I’m taking one last look at my friends,” doesn’t “die” in the movie per say. I’m guessing with the red eyes and shit they have to erase his memory so that they can read some kind of data file that relates to the Sith maybe? Anyway, whatever happens, C-3P0 will be out of commission for the rest of the film, but then it will reveal that R2-D2 has back up memory for him, so all that emotional good bye is just a red herring
  9. Character surviving fates: I’m going to group some together and say that Chewbacca, R2-D2, BB-8, Poe, Lando, Jannah and Finn all survive at the end of the film. Rey will live obviously.
  10. Character death fates: Emperor Palpatine (for good this time), General Hux and Kylo Ren will die. I also think that Rose Tico is going to die. She will sacrifice herself for the Resistance sometime during the film (don’t know when). She has hardly been in the promotion material, and a lot of people didn’t like her character. Abrams will kill her off, but she will be smarter in this movie and go down in a blaze of glory. General Hux I think will be killed by Kylo Ren for betrayal or something. That would spin the complete dynamic of Hux and Kylo Ren full circle, as they both hate the shit out of each other. Could I see Hux giving the resistance information? Oh hell yeah, especially with how much his hatred of Ren grows. Kylo is likely to be killed by Palpatine, and Palpatine likely to be killed by Rey. Force lightening will be used.
  11. Speaking of Kylo Ren, I have a feeling he is going to succumb to the “light side” and sacrifice himself so that Rey can defeat Palpatine. Don’t know how, but Palpatine will kill him. But then Rey will kill Palpatine.
  12. We will see Keri Russell’s face at one point during the movie, don’t expect her new character Zorii Bliss to not take her helmet off. She isn’t a Mandalorian.
  13. CHARACTER CAMEO: Expect Harrison Ford to make a cameo as Han Solo as a vision (NOT a Force Ghost) to Kylo Ren, maybe even at the end that helps Kylo see the ‘light.’ In Last Jedi, Luke told Kylo, “strike me down and I’ll always be with you, just like your father,” that implies that Solo might’ve already been in a vision of Ben’s off screen. Abrams had said this isn’t just a conclusion to this trilogy, but of all three trilogies. He’s got Mark Hamill, and he has unused footage of Fisher, and we know from interviews that Harrison and Abrams got along and were buddy buddy on the set of Force Awakens, I’m sure Abrams made a call and I’m 100% certain that call was answered.
  14. I don’t see Darth Plagieus being involved at all in this. I know that everything about Palpatine’s mysterious master has been wiped out of canon when Disney bought Lucasfilm, all except for what was said in Revenge of the Sith, but I think that if he were to ever pop up again, it’ll be in books or comics, or even a future prequel Jedi/Sith movie. But I don’t think his name will be mentioned, nor will it turn out that Snoke was Plagieus either. Palpatine’s the big baddie, and he will stay that way.
  15. Rey and Finn will be romantically involved by the end of the film. And a kiss shared. I think them getting together was always the intention of J.J. Abrams, and their dialogue and chemistry were unmatched in Force Awakens, so expect Abrams to follow through with that shit.
  16. All these Sith Troopers and Sith Jet Troopers (all the ones in red) won’t show up until the final big battle at the end. All of them have been training far past the outer rim in the unknown regions, waiting for Palpatine to return. Are they clones? More kidnapped children? Who the fuck knows. But they won’t be a presence until the end of the film, and they will be dispatched just as quickly.
  17. The good guys will win. I want to at least be right on one of these guesses. So here is a “FUCKING DUH!!!” guess. I’ll combine it with another to not make it so easy: The Knights of Ren will be underwhelming. We are expecting them to be these ultimate mythological warriors and I have a feeling J.J. Abrams meant to explore them more in his story treatment for Episode 8. Since he’s shoving everything plus the kitchen sink in this, I think they’ll be explained off in a line or two of dialogue and then dispatched by him just as quickly.
  18. Other than Luke and Leia, expect NO OTHER FORCE GHOSTS in the film. The Emperor will be real and have somehow survived his plunge in Death Star II (it will reveal how he survived with probably a line of dialogue too). That’s right, I think the only time that Yoda will have appeared was unfortunately in The Last Jedi. And no, I don’t think Hayden Christiansen will show up either. That would just be fucking dumb fan service. Maybe expect their voices though….but voice cameos are different from actually showing up in the flesh.
  19. Expect voice cameos again like you heard very faintly in The Force Awakens, maybe this time, not so faintly. Possibly of Yoda, Obi-Wan, maybe even Anakin.
  20. Because Abrams can’t help himself, those Star Destroyers you see coming out of an icy like ocean/ravine whatever the fuck. I bet they all have Death Star lasers on them. He couldn’t get away with another planet, but he has been on record saying with some choices he literally said, “fuck it” and did it anyway, so him probably wanting to have some kind of rhyming scheme with Return of the Jedi, ALL the Star Destroyers have Death Star lasers, because why the fuck not? Multiple, endless death weapons. Plus, in the trailers, remember, we see some giant ass laser hit the surface of a planet again. I highly doubt that is a flashback to Starkiller Base.
  21. Darth Vader’s helmet will come back into play, this is another fairly obvious guess considering it looks as though Kylo and Rey team up to possibly destroy it (I’m guessing that’s what the giant black object and stand is) in the final trailer that was released.
  22. The story probably has to do with Sith artifacts that all add up to Palpatine’s plan this entire time after we thought he died at the end of Return of the Jedi. Notice that weird knife that Rey is holding in the trailer when her and Kylo look like they are destroying Vader’s helmet together.
  23. Maz Kanata will most likely not reveal how she ended up with Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber after Luke’s hand was cut off by Vader on Cloud City and it went just tumbling down. That will probably be a future book or comic reveal.
  24. Here’s another easy guess to get at least three right: BABY YODA WILL NOT SHOW UP IN THIS MOVIE. His fate will be probably only tied to the Mandalorian TV show…for now.
  25. There will be absolutely NO TIME TRAVEL in this movie. That would be dumb, stupid, and time travel has sort of already been explained in the show Star Wars Rebels, and in that episode that inner sanctum that had time travel like capabilities was closed off and destroyed at the end. So I think that’s the end of that story telling element. Come on Abrams…this isn’t STAR TREK!!!

Aaaaaaaand, that’s it, that’s all I got. Feel free to guess what YOU think might happen and comment on here, or on Facebook, or on Twitter. Whatever you’d like! If you actually know shit and could actually spoil it for others…PLEASE DON’T!!! Thank you for reading and may the force be with you!!!

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