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The reveal that “Star Wars: Episode IX” is officially titled “The Rise of Skywalker” has sent a lot of fans into overdrive as they try to figure out what exactly the phrase means. Is leading character Rey actually a member of the Skywalker family despite “The Last Jedi” telling us otherwise? Will Kylo Ren come over from the dark side and redeem the Skywalker bloodline? The answer will be revealed in December, but filmmaker and “Star Wars” super-fan Kevin Smith has a great theory about what “Rise of Skywalker” could mean.
“The last movie was ‘The Last Jedi,'” Smith said on the latest episode of his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast. “What if they are telling us the **** title? The way that Jedi has been used historically in these movies, including in the last movie – ‘the last Jedi, the Jedis must end,’ all that **** – what if that’s it for the Jedis? And perhaps the new religion [are the Skywalkers]? Didn’t that just give you **** chills? What if it’s that?”
Smith added, “Wouldn’t...
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