Leave it to Kevin Smith to make the declaration that the next Star Wars film may possibly dive into “hokey religions” based on the title- Rise of the Skywalker. The filmmaker and resident fanboy tackled the topic on the most recent episode of his Hollywood Babble On podcast with co-host Ralph Garman.
“What if they are telling us the f**king 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 shit – what if that’s it for the Jedis? And perhaps the new religion [are the Skywalkers]? Didn’t that just give you f**king chills? What if it’s that?”
What if indeed, Kevin.
You can watch the entire reaction episode below:
JJ Abrams directs Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from a script by Abrams and Chris Terio. It’ll star Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, and the late Carrie Fisher.
It’ll hit theaters on December 20th, 2019.