We finally have a title for Star Wars: Episode IX, and the final movie in the Skywalker saga is appropriately named.
Get ready for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
On Friday, director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy joined Stephen Colbert on-stage at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago for an Episode IX panel.
They were joined on stage by the cast of The Rise of Skywalker, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Billy Dee Williams.
The teaser trailer played at the conclusion of the panel. Ridley's Rey is featured prominently throughout the trailer, but we see the heroes working together and collectively out on an adventure for the first time in this trilogy.
Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker voices over the trailer, and as it cuts to black towards the end, the laugh of Ian McDiarmid's Emperor echoes.
It appears his Palpatine character is returning. Disney confirmed the return as McDiarmid stepped on-stage and demanded, in character, to roll the trailer again.
The film follows the Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
We live-tweeted the Episode IX panel:
"I get sick and tired of being accused of betraying Han Solo.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) April 12, 2019
Billy Dee Williams crushed it at the #EpisodeIX panel