9 Unanswered Questions From 'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'
Not everyone will agree with this controversial statement of mine, but Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was a fitting end to the storied Skywalker saga which spans 42 years, and there was nothing more a true-blue Star Wars fan could ask for. Fan service as massive as the Death Star (if not bigger), action that will have you at the edge of your seat, and an epic conclusion—they're all in the film!
But that's just me and I understand that Episode IX is not everyone's cup of tea. Conflicting opinions aside, we can all agree that even though the series may have already reached its apex, Star Wars' legacy will live on forever as one of the best things to happen in all of pop culture.
Now, what's next for the saga? Is it truly the end or is the fun just getting started?
If you're a longtime follower of the franchise, you'll know for sure that there's still loads of potential stories we can delve into post-Skywalker, and mysteries that are still waiting to be uncovered in a galaxy far, far away. The possibilities are limitless just like the ways to the Force! Speaking of which, here are some of the questions that I think Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker left unanswered.
What was Finn trying to say to Rey? After their action-packed clash with the Stormtroopers in the desert planet Pasaana, it looked like Finn was close to letting out his little "secret" to the Jakku native. What was it about, though? Some fans think it has something to do with his true feelings towards Rey. Others speculate it's about his sensitivity to the Force. We may never truly know.
What happened to the Force-enabled kid at the end of The Last Jedi? Episode VIII saw Temiri Blagg aka the "broom boy" use the Force at the end of the controversial Rian Johnson-directed film but he was nowhere to be found in the saga finale.
How exactly did Rey learn to use Force heal? No Jedi has been able to perform such skill before but Rey, who's still a Jedi trainee in the film, was somehow able to execute it out of the blue, without any explanation. Impressive, but how?!
How did Maz Kanata gain possession of Luke's lightsaber? This still hasn't been answered and it's been bugging me since 2015's The Force Awakens!
Does "Baby Yoda" still exist in the current Star Wars timeline? This is random as heck but the Disney+ series The Mandalorian introduced fans to the adorable "Baby Yoda." The show is set some 25 years before the current Star Wars timeline and with the way Yoda's species age, it isn't too far-fetched to believe that the child still exists in the current timeline.
How exactly did Emperor Palpatine rise from the dead? We all saw him fall to his death in Return of the Jedi at the hands of his apprentice Darth Vader and without enough explanation, he just reemerged in Episode IX. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a Darth Sidious comeback but a little backstory wouldn't hurt.
How did Luke and Leia find out about Rey's lineage? In a shocking turn of events, Rey *spoiler alert* is revealed to be the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine in Episode IX but how exactly did the Skywalker siblings find out about her bloodline? And why were they not threatened by her potential to ensue chaos considering she's born a Sith?
How did Rey construct her new lightsaber? Rey's new lightsaber is a thing of beauty but what does it mean for the saga's future? We've seen yellow-bladed lightsabers before in the cartoon series but this marks the first time the weapon appeared in any of the canon films. I think the sequel trilogy has already established how well-versed Rey is in almost everything but how was she able to set up her own saber? We need to know!
Is there a possibility for a brand new trilogy? The film's ending in Tatooine where Rey refers to herself a "Skywalker" left the door open for another sequel trilogy and according to creator George Lucas himself, the possibility of starting a new chapter in the saga for future generations of Star Wars fans to enjoy isn't out of the window. The real question is, will it ever come into fruition? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out in cinemas! Go see it!