This article contains major The Rise of Skywalker spoilers. You can read a spoiler free review here instead.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of the Skywalker saga, closing out not only the Sequel Trilogy but nine movies’ worth of adventures and battles. In the final chapter, Rey, Finn, and Poe must lead the Resistance at its most desperate hour, as Kylo Ren and the First Order continues its reign of terror across the galaxy and a new (old) threat appears. Yes, Emperor Palpatine has returned to finish what he started and destroy the Jedi once and for all. This is bad news for our young hero, who is just steps away from becoming a full-fledged Jedi and creating a new future for the Order.
The movie takes our heroes on an epic journey that leads to Sith artifacts, the ruins of the second Death Star, a planet full of criminals like Zorii Bliss and Babu Frik, and ends on the spooky Sith planet of Exegol. Here is where the Emperor waits to destroy Rey and the light side for good. Along the way, we also learn more about Rey and Kylo Ren’s connection as well as a bit more about Rey’s past. You won’t want to miss the movie’s big twist.
After the galaxy is saved, Rey reveals her new lightsaber, and watches the binary suns of Tatooine as the credits roll. With the movie at an end, some audience members might be wondering if there’s more to the story beyond the credits, or if there’s some kind of post credits scene or stinger teasing what’s coming next for the Star Wars franchise. In case you’re one of the people hoping for a post credits scene at the end of The Rise of Skywalker, no need to wait around after the final scene. There’s no post credits scene attached to the movie.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering that no Star Wars movie has featured a post credits scene thus far. The closest the franchise has ever come to a stinger is the coda scene at the end of The Last Jedi, featuring a Force-sensitive boy dreaming of adventure in the stars. For now, the post credits gimmick remains a Marvel Cinematic Universe tradition.
Fans looking for more Star Wars stories beyond The Rise of Skywalker have plenty of upcoming movies and TV series to look forward as well as quite a few great books. The final chapter of the Sequel Trilogy is out now.