There is good news fans of the Star Wars movies. There will be another episode. It will be the ninth film to be made. The name the new Star Wars movie was announced Chicago. It is called "The Rise Skywalker". There is a two-minute trailer the movie for people to watch. The trailer is now YouTube. It gives people a taste what the new movie will be . The trailer was first posted Twitter, with the words: "Every generation has a legend." The new film will have an all-star cast. Actor Mark Hamill will play Luke Skywalker, and the late Carrie Fisher will play Princess Leia. Fisher died 2016, but the filmmakers were able to use previously unseen footage from the movie "The Force Awakens".
The Star Wars movies are the most successful films ever made. The first one was released 1977 and was made the film-maker George Lucas. Over forty years later, they are still hugely popular. Lucas' company Lucasfilm made the first six movies. Disney bought the company 2012 for just $4 billion. In 2018, the total value the Star Wars franchise was estimated to be $65 billion. Film critic Roger Ebert said the first Star Wars movie changed Hollywood and influenced how movies were made decades after. The original Star Wars movie began a new generation films that used a lot special effects and high-energy action scenes.