Star Wars 9 Title: What Does 'The Rise Of Skywalker' Really Mean?

The title for J.J. Abrams' Episode IX has finally been revealed, but what does it tell us about it?

Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker
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With "only" 8 months to go until Star Wars: Episode IX hits screens, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy finally revealed the movie's first teaser trailer and final title at the Star Wars Celebration - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

It's a title that's received a mixed early verdict from fans - no matter how great the teaser itself was - because, let's be honest, it's not exactly the most unique moniker for a movie that serves as the culmination of a nine-picture arc.

But in terms of getting fans talking, it's certainly an interesting enough title, and one with many potential meanings which fans are sure to rabidly dissect over the coming months.

Breaking down the little we know of the movie's plot and characters so far, combined with what extra we gleaned from the trailer itself, let's take a deep dive into The Rise of Skywalker and take a hearty stab at just what the title might actually mean...

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