Lucasfilm Exec Confirms There Wasn't an Alternate Ending Filmed for The Rise of Skywalker

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In the past few weeks, reports about an alternate ending filmed for The Rise of Skywalker got Star Wars fans quite surprised and confused. While it is an ending that some would have preferred instead of what took place in the film, it looks like the claim is completely false.

A man named Juan Bautista who claimed to have played one of the Knights of Ren in the movie said that the alternate ending director J.J. Abrams planned is for Rey to stay dead and for Kylo Ren to take the Skywalker name. This claim sparked quite a handful of reports but Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo has addressed the issue.


"A billion years ago, when [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] was getting started, I pitched an [Episode IX] ending with Ben living on the island in Luke's place," Hildago wrote on Twitter. "But that was never anyone's call other than the filmmakers'."

Hidalgo clarified that what's in The Rise of Skywalker was already there when production started and warns fans to be "wary" of different ending tales that have been going around.

Pablo Hidalgo pitched an ending with Ben living on Ahch-To & confirms that there were no different endings to TROS.

Although it would be cool to have seen Ben Solo take up the Skywalker name and witness his adventures, his fate is already written.

Would you have preferred to have seen the fake alternate ending? What are your thoughts on Episode IX? Tell us in the comments below!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in cinemas.

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