Recap of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Panel From Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019

A lot went down earlier today during the gargantuan Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019.

A LOT.

We got the official title and teaser trailer along with the teaser poster that will be holding us over until the official theatrical poster for The Rise of Skywalker is revealed. Lucasfilm also revealed the product packaging for Episode IX that will be coming on October 4 during the “Triple Force Friday” shopping event. If you were not at the Celebration panel and could not find time to watch the live broadcast on YouTube, StarWars.com can get you up to speed with a recap of all the Episode IX highlights you missed including the reveal of brand new characters and MUCH more. Check out the intro to the report copied below and then take the source link for the full read.

Right now, many Star Wars fans are cackling with glee — much like the Emperor.

Star Wars Celebration Chicago kicked off with our first look at the beyond-highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX — now revealed as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film of the Skywalker saga. In a panel hosted by Stephen Colbert (who immediately won over the crowd with the brilliant in-joke, “I just flew in from Dagobah, and boy are my S-foils locked in attack position.”), fans were treated to discussions about the making of the film with director/writer J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Naomi Ackie (Jannah). (R2-D2, BB-8, and new droid pal D-0 also made appearances.) It was a revealing, emotional talk — here are 13 things we learned.