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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Has Its Ending Scene Explained

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Now that most of us Star Wars nerds have watched the new movie, we think it is time to talk more about what is stirring. Hence, without fear of whether we will spoil the movie for someone, let us begin! There was this ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that we fans are talking about. You know which one is it and there is quite a chance that you have thought about it as well. However, can you explain it?

Star Wars Co-Writer Explains The Ending

Co-writer Chris Terrio tried to answer the “open” ending to the new (and final) Star Wars film. One may think that a series going on for 40 years may have an ending that is entirely complete, climactic and conclusive. However, The Rise of Skywalker fails to deliver that, leaving an opening for (possibly) future movies to carry on from.

At the end of the ninth movie, Rey goes to visit the home planet of her Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. As she stands in front of Luke’s old home in Tatooine, a person asks her who she is. Now, by this time we all know very well that Rey is a Palpatine. However, she replies that she is a Skywalker.

While fans argue that this is probably a beginning of some Star Wars spin-off series, Chris Terrio, however, has something else to say:

“I don’t have any additional insight into that than you do, honest to God. For us, the resonance of the name Skywalker was just purely a thematic one. It wasn’t an attempt to brand something in the universe. JJ [Abrams] and I had a post-it that read, ‘You don’t discover who you are. You create it’. So much of this film is about discovery and creating who you are through that discovery. It’s purely for thematic reasons that we included who is a Skywalker at the end of the film.”

So, What Does Terrio Mean?

Basically what we think Terrio means is that Rey changed her surname because she thinks she is more related to Skywalker than Palpatine. She has more of a Jedi in her than a Sith. Therefore, using the name of Palpatine basically means evil will keep living on. Hence, it is better to end his reign entirely by removing his name from history.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas right now!

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