What We Know About the Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Film Set on an Evil Planet

by Jeremy Spirogis
What We Know About the Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Film Set on an Evil Planet

Much like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker acquired a reasonably polarized reception. Some followers felt the film was little greater than a retcon of the earlier movie within the franchise. Others appreciated the way in which the movie hearkens again to earlier movies within the sequence.

A Rise of Skywalker spinoff is on its manner. Fans of The Rise of Skywalker have cause to rejoice. So do individuals who disliked the movie. Here’s the planet from The Rise of Skywalker which is getting its personal spinoff film.

A Star Wars fan cosplaying as Emperor Palpatine | Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

Palpatine’s planet lair getting spinoff film

The Rise of Skywalker marks the return of Emperor Palpatine to the sequence. Palpatine is a Sith lord, the Sith lords being the Jedi’s evil equivalents. Palpatine beforehand appeared to have died in Return of the Jedi, however a revived Palpatine is The Rise of Skywalker’s main antagonist. He is the Star Wars character who’s the closest to being a traditional Gothic horror villain a la Count Dracula or the Phantom of the Opera.

It solely suits that Palpatine’s lair may be very Gothic. He lives on the planet Exegol, a darkish, spooky planet populated by the ghosts of previous Sith lords. Although The Rise of Skywalker was a polarizing film, many followers appeared to benefit from the aesthetic of the planet Exegol and needed to be taught extra about it. Even the movie’s detractors favored Exegol.

According to Deadline, a brand new Star Wars movie set on Exegol is on the way in which. The movie is being developed by J.D. Dillard and Matt Owens. Dillard is most recognized for guiding the critically acclaimed monster film Sweetheart. Owens has penned episodes of the favored superhero sequence Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s at present unknown whether or not this movie will get launched to theaters or the streaming service Disney+. The challenge remains to be in improvement.

What will occur within the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ movie?

Emperor Palpatine seems onscreen as musicians play throughout Star Wars: In Concert | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Right now, followers can solely speculate concerning the movie’s story. Exegeol is described as a Sith planet in The Rise of Skywalker. Does this imply Emperor Palpatine will play a task within the story? Will different Sith Lords seem within the movie?

Many of essentially the most well-known villains in Star Wars historical past are Sith Lords, together with Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Count Dooku. There is all the time an opportunity Disney will resolve to deliver again a number of of those iconic villains for a brand new film. After all, the studio already introduced again Emperor Palpatine for The Rise of Skywalker and Darth Vader for a secondary position in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. There’s additionally an opportunity Disney may take an opportunity and introduce a brand new Sith lord to the sequence.

According to IGN, the placement of Exegol is stored secret. There’s a very good probability this secrecy might play a task within the upcoming movie. Exegol might actually encourage an fascinating plotline.

Also see: ‘Star Wars’: The Secret Symbolism in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

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