Lucasfilm dropped the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last weekend, and hype over the third and final entry in the sequel trilogy is higher than ever. Now, as fans continue to wait for the film’s release, The Rise of Skywalker’s lead star Daisy Ridley (Rey) gives us a bit of insight on how exactly the film ends.
Speaking in an interview with Fox 32 reporter Jake Hamilton, Ridley was asked how she learned about The Rise of Skywalker’s conclusion directly from the film’s helmsman, J.J. Abrams.
"J.J. had told me and then I read the script, and then it was sort of shifting. The ending was always pretty similar, and then I was told there was a new, I guess, a slightly different beat added that I was told, which was awesome,” the actress told the reporter, “Because it's nice to be told a thing, and then you can experience it with the filmmaker. But also, we don't always know how it's going to turn out. We did the thing on this side of the camera, but we don't know how it's going to turn out. So I'm as excited to see it as everyone else."
Of course, while Abrams did reveal the actual ending of The Rise of Skywalker to Ridley, things change as the production goes along. The director could very well make a few tweaks to the film in post-production.
Right now, we can only hope for an ending that not only properly concludes the sequel trilogy, but the entire Skywalker saga.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.