Star Wars sequel trilogy

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The Star Wars sequel trilogy is the third and final trilogy of the main Star Wars franchise, an American space opera created by George Lucas.wikipedia
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The Star Wars sequel trilogy is the third and final trilogy of the main Star Wars franchise, an American space opera created by George Lucas.
Ten years later, a sequel trilogy began with Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), continued with Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), and will conclude with Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The first installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was released in December 2015.
It is the first installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Return of the Jedi (1983), and the seventh episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga".

List of Star Wars films

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It serves as the final act of the 'Skywalker saga'.
The original trilogy was released between 1977 and 1983, the prequel trilogy between 1999 and 2005, and a sequel trilogy began in 2015, and will end in 2019.

Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
He initially gained worldwide fame for his starring role as Han Solo in the original trilogy (1977–1983) of the Star Wars film franchise and would eventually reprise the role for the first film of the sequel trilogy.

Daisy Ridley

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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
Ridley rose to international prominence for playing the lead role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, starring in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

J. J. Abrams

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It was directed by J. J. Abrams who co-wrote the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.
He also directed, produced and co-wrote The Force Awakens, the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga and the first film of the sequel trilogy.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The second installment, The Last Jedi, was released in December 2017, with Rian Johnson as screenwriter and director, and most of the cast returning.
It is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015), and the eighth episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga".

Adam Driver

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
He gained wider recognition for playing Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Oscar Isaac

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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
He has appeared in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, and in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) as the titular mutant supervillain Apocalypse.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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The third and final installment, The Rise of Skywalker, is being directed by Abrams, who co-wrote it with Chris Terrio.
It will be the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017), and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga".

Rey (Star Wars)

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The trilogy follows the training of a 19-year-old orphan, Rey, by Luke Skywalker, the last living Jedi, and the plight of the Resistance against a ruthless military faction, the First Order, led by Luke's nephew, Kylo Ren.
Rey is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the sequel film trilogy of the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas.

Luke Skywalker

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The trilogy follows the training of a 19-year-old orphan, Rey, by Luke Skywalker, the last living Jedi, and the plight of the Resistance against a ruthless military faction, the First Order, led by Luke's nephew, Kylo Ren.
Three decades later, he portrayed the character in the Star Wars sequel trilogy beginning with The Force Awakens in 2015 and The Last Jedi in 2017.

Princess Leia

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In the sequel trilogy, Leia is the founder and General of the Resistance against the First Order.

Star Wars expanded to other media

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He confirmed that it was never meant to be based on his Thrawn trilogy nor the rest of the Expanded Universe, and said that he had been briefed years before on Lucas's plans for the sequels:
This includes an array of derivative Star Wars works produced in conjunction with, between, and after the original trilogy (1977–1983), prequel trilogy (1999–2005), and sequel trilogy (2015–2019) of films, and includes books, comic books, video games, and television series.

C-3PO

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C-3PO or See-Threepio is a humanoid robot character from the Star Wars franchise who appears in the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy and the sequel trilogy.

George Lucas

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The Star Wars sequel trilogy is the third and final trilogy of the main Star Wars franchise, an American space opera created by George Lucas.
At this point, Lucas had no desire to return to Star Wars, and had unofficially canceled the sequel trilogy.

Han Solo

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In the sequel trilogy, Han is Leia's estranged husband and the father of fallen Jedi Kylo Ren.

Resistance (Star Wars)

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The trilogy follows the training of a 19-year-old orphan, Rey, by Luke Skywalker, the last living Jedi, and the plight of the Resistance against a ruthless military faction, the First Order, led by Luke's nephew, Kylo Ren.
The Resistance is the main protagonist-faction in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, first introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continuing to appear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).

R2-D2

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Abrams intended for BB-8 to help Rey search for Luke, which Johnson changed to R2-D2 (due to being Luke's droid, as well as BB-8 belonging to Poe, and not knowing Luke).
In the sequel trilogy, Baker was credited as consultant for The Force Awakens; however, Jimmy Vee also co-performed the character in some scenes.

Carrie Fisher

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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and other cast members from the original trilogy returned to reprise their roles and co-star alongside Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
In a March 2013 interview following the announcement that a new trilogy of films would be produced, Fisher confirmed that she would reprise her role as Princess Leia in Episode VII of the Star Wars series.

Skywalker family

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Details of his sequel trilogy treatments included the conclusion of the Skywalker family's story, with its third generation being portrayed in their twenties.
Leia and Han Solo's son, and also Luke's nephew, Kylo Ren plays a crucial role in the sequel trilogy of films.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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In August 1999, at a press conference to discuss The Phantom Menace, Lucas described the "nine year commitment" required to make a Star Wars trilogy.
Throughout the 1980s, George Lucas remarked that he had no desire to return to Star Wars and had unofficially canceled his sequel trilogy by the time of Return of the Jedi.

Galactic Empire (Star Wars)

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The remnants of the Empire have become the First Order, and seek to destroy Luke and the New Republic, while the Resistance opposes, led by princess-turned-general Leia Organa and backed by the Republic.
By the time of the sequel trilogy, which starts three decades following the events of the original trilogy, the government has since collapsed into the Imperial remnants and has been succeeded by the First Order.

Ram Bergman

On March 12, 2015, Lucasfilm announced that Johnson would direct Episode VIII with Ram Bergman as producer.
Bergman produced The Last Jedi (2017), the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Rose Tico

Meanwhile, Kylo's mother (and Luke's sister) Leia leads Poe, Finn, Rose Tico, BB-8, and the rest of the Resistance as they are pursued by the First Order, led by Supreme Leader Snoke with Kylo as his second in command.
The novel and film were both released on December 15, 2017, and Cobalt Squadron is set just before and during the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.