Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
In the last of the trilogy of trilogies, it is discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race to find out his whereabouts and avoid a new armada of Star Destroyers from attacking. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey deals with her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.
This marks the end of a journey started 42 years ago, with Episode IV: A New Hope, a film that led many of us to join the industry and shaped the next four decades of visual effects.
The visual effects were created by Industrial Light & Magic and supervised by Roger Guyett. As of the time of recording this show (The week of January 12, 2020), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had grossed $478.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $511.7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $990 million.
The Jedi Council for this episode are:
- Matt Wallin @mattwallin mattwallin.com
- Jason Diamond @jasondiamond www.thediamondbros.com
- Mike Seymour @mikeseymour
This show was recorded with Mike at a HICSS conference in Hawaii so his sound quality if not of his normal standard.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar.
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy
We will have more on the Oscars and the other films nominated here at fxguide soon.