Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker) is a 2019 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams, and written by J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio. It is the third film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
- The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of REVENGE in the sinister voice of the late EMPEROR PALPATINE.
GENERAL LEIA ORGANA dispatches secret agents to gather intelligence, while REY, the last hope of the Jedi, trains for battle against the diabolical FIRST ORDER.
Meanwhile, Supreme Leader KYLO REN rages in search of the phantom Emperor, determined to destroy any threat to his power....
- People keep telling me they know me. I'm afraid no one does.
- And I... am all the Jedi!
- Be with me. Be with me. ...They're not with me.
Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
- Because he saw what you would become. You don't just have power. You have his power. You're his granddaughter. You're a Palpatine. My mother was the daughter of Vader. Your father was the son of the Emperor. What Palpatine doesn't know is that we're a dyad in the Force, Rey. Two that are one. We'll kill him, together, and take the throne.
Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
- My boy. I made Snoke. I have been every voice... [as Snoke] ...you have ever heard... [as Darth Vader] ...inside your head.
- The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be... unnatural.
- Kill the girl. End the Jedi. Become what your grandfather could not.
- Beware. She is not who you think she is.
- The Princess of Alderaan has disrupted my plan, but her foolish act will be in vain. Come to me on Exegol, General Pryde.
- The ritual begins!! She will strike me down and pledge herself as a Sith!! She will draw her weapon... she will come to me... she will take her revenge... and with a stroke of her saber... the Sith are reborn!! THE JEDI ARE DEAD!!
- Do it.
- [Rey and Ben stand against him] Stand together... die together!! The life force of your bond... a dyad in the Force. A power with life itself... unseen for generations. And now, the power of two restores the one... true... Emperor.
- Look what you have made. [forces Ben into the air] As once I fell, so falls the last Skywalker! [casts Ben into a bottomless pit]
- [to his cultists] Do not fear their feeble attack, my faithful. NOTHING WILL STOP THE RETURN OF THE SITH!!!
- Let your death be the final word in the story of Rebellion.
- You are nothing! A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me! I AM ALL THE SITH!
- A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.
- Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi...your destiny.
- A Jedi's weapon deserves more respect.
- You have everything you need.
- Rey, the Force will be with you. Always.
- [on Chewbacca's playing of dejarik] He's definitely cheating.
- They've taken enough of us. Now we take the war to them.
- [about Palpatine] He's been planning his revenge. His followers have been building something for years. The largest fleet the galaxy has ever known. He calls it the Final Order. In sixteen hours, attacks on all free worlds begin. The Emperor and his fleet have been hiding in the Unknown Regions, on a world called Exegol.
- [to the Resistance] First Order wins by making us think we're alone. We're not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them.
- Leia never gave up. Neither have we. We're gonna show them we're not afraid. Where our mothers and fathers fought for, we will not yet die. Not today. Today, we make our last stand. For the galaxy... for Leia... for everyone we've lost.
- Damn it!! Welcome to Exegol!
- R2, my systems are failing! [R2 screams] Do anyone copy?!
Allegiant General Pryde
- As I served you in the old wars, I serve you now.
- I'm the spy.
- [to Finn after being asked why he's helping them] I don't care if you win. I need Kylo Ren to lose.
- My flying days are long gone. But do me a favor. Give Leia my love.
- Wookiees tend to stand out in a crowd.
- But there are more of us, Poe. There are more of us.
- We had each other, that's how we won.
- [about to save Finn and Jannah] Hang on, Chewie! [laughs]
General Leia Organa
- Never underestimate a droid.
- Don't tell me what things look like. Tell me what things are.
- Rey, never be afraid of who you are.
- Kylo Ren is dead. My son is alive.
- I know...
- [as Leia senses Kylo and Rey dueling] Leia knows what must be done, R2. To reach her son now, it will take all the strength she has left.
- Chewie? This is for you. [she gives him a Medal of Bravery]
- The Aki-Aki Festival of the Ancestors! This celebration occurs only once every forty-two years!
- He said you'd come. He said you were the last hope.
- [to Rey] Not that you care, but I think you're okay.
- Emperor Palpatine: At last. Snoke trained you well.
- Kylo Ren: I killed Snoke. I'll kill you.
- Palpatine: My boy... I made Snoke. I have been every voice [as Snoke] you have ever heard [as Darth Vader] inside your head. [breathes] The First Order was just the beginning. I will give you so much more.
- Ren: You'll die first.
- Palpatine: I have died before. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be... [lightning flashes, revealing Palpatine's decaying face] ...unnatural.
- Ren: [raises his lightsaber at Palpatine] What could you give me?
- Palpatine: ...everything. A new Empire. [raises his hands, which are showed to be decaying, as electricity crackles between his fingers. Suddenly, multiple Xyston-class Star Destroyers rise from the ground, thunder crackling in the process, as a huge fleet of them arise] The might of the Final Order will soon be ready. It will be yours if you do as I ask: kill the girl, end the Jedi, and become what your grandfather, Vader, could not. You will rule all the galaxy as the new Emperor. But beware: she is not who you think she is.
- Ren: Who is she? [Palpatine smiles sinisterly]
- [On the jungle world of Ajan Kloss, Rey is practicing using the Force with Leia training her]
- Rey: Be with me. Be with me. Be with me. [opens her eyes] They're not with me.
- General Leia Organa: Rey, be patient.
- Rey: I'm starting to think it's impossible to hear the voices of the Jedi who came before.
- Leia: Nothing is impossible.
- Rey: "Nothing is impossible." I'm going to run the training course.
- Poe: So Palpatine's been out there all the time, pulling the strings.
- Leia: Always, in the shadows from the very beginning.
- Maz Kanata: If we want to stop him, we must find him. We must find Exegol.
- [Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, C-3PO and BB-8 are being chased by two Jet Troopers]
- C-3PO: Oh, they fly now!
- Finn: They fly now?!
- Poe Dameron: They fly now!
- Ren: Rey. Wherever you are, you are hard to find.
- Rey: And you're hard to get rid of.
- Ren: I pushed you in the desert because I needed to see it. I needed you to see it. Who you are. I know the rest of your story. Rey.
- Rey: You're lying!
- Ren: I never lied to you. Your parents were no one. They chose to be. To keep you safe.
- Rey: Don't!
- Ren: You remember more than you say. I've been in your head.
- Rey: I don't want this!
- Ren: Search your memories.
- Rey: Shut up!!
- Ren: Remember them! See them
- Ren: They sold you... to protect you.
- Rey: Stop talking!
- Ren: Rey, I know what happened to them.
- Rey: Stop!!
- Ren: Tell me where you are. You don't know the whole story. It was Palpatine who had your parents taken. He was looking for you. But they wouldn't say where you were. So he gave the order.
- Rey's mother: [In flashback to Ochi] She isn't on Jakku. She's gone. [Ochi stabs Rey's father] No! No!
- Rey: No!!
- Ren: So that's where you are. You know the Emperor has always wanted you dead. I'll come tell you.
- Rey: Why did the Emperor come for me? Why did he want to kill a child? Tell me.
- Ren: Because he saw what you would become. You don't just have power. You have his power. You're his granddaughter. You... are a Palpatine. My mother was the daughter of Vader. Your father was the son of the Emperor. What Palpatine doesn't know is that we're a dyad in the Force, Rey. Two that are one. We'll kill him, together, and take the throne.
- Poe: What're you doing there, 3PO?
- C-3PO: Taking one last look, sir... at my friends.
- Han: Hey, kid. [Ben turns to Han Solo as a memory] I miss you, son.
- Ben: Your son is dead.
- Han: No... Kylo Ren is dead. My son is alive.
- Ben: You're just a memory.
- Han: Your memory. Come home.
- Ben: It's too late. She's gone.
- Han: Your mother's gone. But what she stood for, what she fought for... that's not gone. Ben...
- Ben: I know what I have to do, but I don't know if I have the strength to do it.
- Han: You do.
- Ben: Dad...
- Han: I know.
- [Ben turns back around, only to see that Han has vanished. He then throws his lightsaber into the sea]
- Palpatine: The Princess of Alderaan has disrupted my plan, but her foolish act will be in vain. Come to me on Exegol, General Pryde.
- Pryde: As I served you in the Old Wars, I serve you now.
- Palpatine: Send a ship to a world they know. Let it burn. The Final Order begins. She will come; her friends will follow.
- Pryde: Yes, my Lord.
- [Rey throws away her lightsaber into the flaming wreckage of Kylo's TIE whisper, but a hand reaches out and grabs it. It turns out to be Luke Skywalker as a Force spirit, who steps casually forward]
- Luke Skywalker: A Jedi's weapon deserves more respect.
- Rey: [surprised] Master Skywalker!
- Luke: What are you doing?
- Rey: I saw myself on the dark throne. I won't let it happen. I'm never leaving this place. I'm doing what you did.
- Luke: I was wrong. It was fear that kept me here. What are you most afraid of?
- Rey: Myself.
- Luke: Because you're a Palpatine. Leia knew it, too.
- Rey: She didn't tell me. And she still trained me.
- Luke: Because she saw your spirit. Your heart. Rey, some things are stronger than blood. Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny. If you don't face Palpatine, it will mean the end of the Jedi, and the war will be lost. There's something my sister would want you to have.
- Rey: Leia's saber.
- Luke: It was the last night of her training. Leia told me that she had sensed the death of her son at the end of her Jedi path. She surrendered her saber to me and said that one day, it would be picked up again by someone who would finish her journey. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.
- C-3PO: [upon seeing R2-D2] Oh, hello. I am C-3PO, Human Cyborg Relations. And you are? [R2-D2 looks taken aback, beeps a response at 3PO] What? Well, I'm quite certain I would remember if I had a best friend. [R2 replies] You want to put what in my head? Under no circum...
- [The next shot shows R2 loading 3PO's memory back into his head]
- C-3PO: Memory restoration complete. R2, have you heard? I am going with Mistress Rey on her very first mission. [R2 replies] I already have? Picking up a signal? From whom?
- [Cut to the droids talking to Poe and Finn]
- C-3PO: I'm terribly sorry. I'm afraid R2's memory bank must be crossed with his logic receptors. He says he is receiving a transmission from Master Luke.
- Finn: It's Rey. She's going to Exegol.
- [We see Rey flying Luke's X-wing to go to Exegol]
- Finn: She's showing us. She's showing us how to get there.
- Poe: Then we'll go together.
- Palpatine: Long have I waited... for my grandchild to come home. I never wanted you dead. I wanted you here, Empress Palpatine. You will take the throne. It is your birthright to rule. Here. It is in your blood. Our blood.
- Rey: I haven't come to lead the Sith. I've come to end them.
- Palpatine: As a Jedi?
- Rey: Yes.
- Palpatine: No... your hatred, your anger... you want to kill me. That is what I want. Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you. As all the Sith live in me, you will be Empress. We will be one.
- Palpatine: The time has COME!! With your hatred, you will take my life, and you will ascend!
- Rey: All you want is for me to hate, but I won't... not even you.
- Palpatine: Weak... like your parents!
- Rey: My parents were strong. They saved me from you.
- Palpatine: Your master, Luke Skywalker, was saved by his father. The only family you have here... is me. [shows Rey the Resistance fighting with the Sith fleet] They don't have long, no one is coming to help them, and you are the one who led them here. Strike me down, take the throne, reign over a new empire, and the fleet will be yours! Only you have the power to save them. Refuse, and your new family dies. [Rey, looking emotional, nods her head reluctantly] Good.
- Poe: Snap, they're on your tail!
- Snap Wexley: Yeah, I see it!
- Poe: No, no! Snap! Snap! [a Sith TIE dagger shoots down Snap's X-wing] NO!!! [Snap's X-wing crashes and explodes]
- Wedge Antilles: [manning the Millennium Falcon's gun] Nice flying, Lando.
- Pryde: Where did they get all these fighter craft? They have no navy.
- Frantis Griss: It's not a navy, sir, it's just... people.
- Zorii Bliss: So long, sky trash!
- Poe: Who's that flyer?
- Zorii: Take a guess, spice runner.
- Babu Frik: [pops up] HEY, HEY!
- Poe: Ha! Zorii, you made it!
- [A weakened Rey harnesses the powers of the Force and the voices of the Jedi from the past]
- Rey: Be with me... be with me... be with me.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi: These are your final steps, Rey. Rise, and take them.
- Anakin Skywalker: Rey.
- Ahsoka Tano: Rey.
- Kanan Jarrus: Rey.
- Anakin: Bring back the balance, Rey, as I did.
- Luminara Unduli: The light. Find the light, Rey.
- Mace Windu: You are not alone, Rey.
- Yoda: Alone, never have you been.
- Qui-Gon Jinn: Every Jedi who ever lived, lives in you.
- Anakin: The Force surrounds you, Rey.
- Aayla Secura: Let it guide you.
- Ahsoka: As it guided us.
- Windu: Feel the Force flowing through you, Rey.
- Anakin: Let it lift you.
- Adi Gallia: Rise, Rey.
- Qui-Gon: We stand behind you, Rey.
- Obi-Wan: Rey.
- Yoda: Rise in the Force.
- Kanan: In the heart of a Jedi lies her strength.
- Obi-Wan: Rise.
- Qui-Gon: Rise.
- Luke: Rey, the Force will be with you. Always.
- [Encouraged by their voices, Rey finally rises, stands before Palpatine and ignites Leia's lightsaber]
- Palpatine: Let your death be the final word in the story of rebellion! [raises his hand, and unleashes a streak of Force lightning at Rey]
- Poe: [noticing his controls back online] Back on! This is our chance we have to hit those cannons NOW!
- Palpatine: [as Rey blocks his lightning by using Leia's lightsaber] YOU ARE NOTHING!! A SCAVENGER GIRL IS NO MATCH FOR THE POWER IN ME!! I AM ALL THE SITH!!!
- Rey: And I... am all the Jedi!!
- [Rey uses Leia and Anakin's lightsabers to deflect the Force lightning back on Palpatine. Unable to take the strain of the immense energy reflected back at him, a horrified Palpatine gets vaporized into nothingness, which decimates the Sith Eternal, finally killing him]
- Tatooine Elder: There's been no one for so long. Who are you?
- Rey: I'm Rey.
- Tatooine Elder: "Rey", who?
- [Rey looks to the horizon, where the ghosts of Luke and Leia are watching her]
- Rey: Rey Skywalker.
- Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa (archive footage)
- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
- Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
- Daisy Ridley as Rey
- John Boyega as Finn
- Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
- Naomi Ackie as Jannah
- Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
- Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde
- Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata
- Keri Russell as Zorii Bliss
- Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
- Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico
- Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
- Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
The Phantom Menace (1999) · Attack of the Clones (2002) · Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Force Awakens (2015) · Rogue One (2016) · The Last Jedi (2017)
Solo (2018) · The Rise of Skywalker (2019)