Here's some of the best and most believable fan theories about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Star Wars franchise has some of the most dedicated and vocal fans around, and this has led to immense speculation over the sequel trilogy. This was largely set up thanks to the mystery box of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but then Star Wars: The Last Jedi subverted most expectations. This has put The Rise of Skywalker in the position of not only concluding this trilogy in fitting fashion, but also the entire Skywalker Saga.
With J.J. Abrams back directing, the ninth installment of the main franchise was shrouded in secrecy until the first trailer and title were revealed earlier this month. The footage shown immediately sparked brand new conversations about The Rise of Skywalker, most notably because of the return of The Emperor. There's been several theories that surfaced in the weeks that have followed, wondering what The Rise of Skywalker could contain.
In Screen Rant's newest video, we take a look at ten theories about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that are most likely to come true. Many of them focus on the return of Sheev Palpatine, and what this could mean for the story at hand, as well as the story of the larger franchise. Additionally, there's some about Luke Skywalker's role, how Darth Plagueis could be involved, and what the title could mean about the future of the series. Check out all of the theories in the video at the top of this post.
Some of the earliest theories about The Rise of Skywalker like Naomi Ackie's character could be Lando Calrissian's daughter or that Anakin Skywalker could return are mentioned in this video, but those are smaller in comparison to the rest. The reveal of the title instantly had many theorizing that Skywalker will become the new title for good force users, replacing the Jedi title, while others have suggested that it's a mantle that will be passed down to Rey in the film. But, there's also fans that think Palpatine could be the Skywalker rising that the title refers to, as he's basically been confirmed to be the father of Anakin, making him a Skywalker in a sense.
As fun as all these theories can be, it's important to remember that these are born of speculation and shouldn't be expected to actually happen in the film. If they do, then it'll be a great moment for those who support these theories, but no one should be upset if they don't. The most important thing is that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is good, not whether or not any theories came true, even if these ideas do sound great.
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019