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This massive leak spoiled nearly everything there was to spoil in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Updated Aug 9th, 2022 12:30AM EDT
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A series of leaks a few days ago revealed several Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers. We learned exactly how the film might end and what beloved characters might be sacrificed in Episode IX. And the conclusion seemed to be that Rise of Skywalker has a significant chance of ruining Star Wars forever. We found an even more extensive and detailed leak than before. The leaks seemingly provides plenty of info about what’s going to go down in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While the new leak contradicts some of the previous ones, it might confirm the worst thing about this new Star Wars episode. Before you click on any of the links above or continue reading to check out the new leak, you should know that it spoils everything.

This article was originally published on December 13th, 2019, and has since been updated with additional information.

Before we proceed, I’ll give you another chance to avoid the Dark Side. Instead of spoilers, I’ll treat you to the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promo video — interestingly enough, the clip below contains some scenes referenced in previous leaks.

The Disney Plus release

We’ll give you one more chance to avoid the following Rise of Skywalker spoilers. The plot leak below dates back to mid-December 2019, just a few weeks before the film’s theatrical debut. Since then, Disney launched its streaming service, which is now the official home of all Star Wars projects, The Rise of Skywalker included.

You can watch this final chapter- Episode ix in the Skywalker saga online, as long as you have access to a Disney Plus account. It’s not just the nine Star Wars movies that await on the streaming service, but also all the Star Wars original TV shows that Disney released since December 2020.

As for The Rise of Skywalker spoilers below, they turned out to be accurate. If you haven’t seen Episode IX, you’re about to learn its biggest secrets.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Image source: Disney

The original Rise of Skywalker plot spoilers

Posted over on Reddit by a leaker who has previously detailed all three acts of the film (Act I, Act II, and Act III), the major supposed leak comes from a source who’s not a diehard Star Wars fan but has seen the film.

This is all from a new source that recently contacted me.

They claim to have seen the film. It’s plausible that they could have. I vetted what they told me with other sources with confirmed validity, and this new person had enough accurate details that are accurate that haven’t been mentioned elsewhere to make me feel comfortable sharing this.

haven’t been mentioned elsewhere to make me feel comfortable sharing this.

The incredibly detailed post goes through the entire plot of the upcoming new Star Wars movies.

According to the latest Rise of Skywalker leaks, most of the plot will be motivated by a “wayfinder device,” which was previously owned by Darth Vader. This device leads Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) to Palpatine and he pledges to help the emperor turn Rey to the Dark Side of the Force. The Star Destroyers seen in the latest Rise of SkForceer trailer are part Forcelpatine’s Sith Fleet.

While the other leaks claimed that Palpatine would destroy the Millennium Falcon along with everyone on board, including Leia, Lando, Chewie, C3PO, and R2-D2 during the film’s climactic final battle, the new leak says that only Leia dies, and that happens while reaching out to her son via the Force. Everyone else will survive the new clash against the Final Order.

The leak also confirms that Rey is Palpatine’s granddaughter and that she defeats him in the final battle. It also reveals that the voices of other well-known Jedi knights will be heard during the scene, including Luke, Leia, and Mace Windu. Yes, Leia received Jedi training of her own from her brother.

The worst thing about The Rise of Skywalker is true, as well. Palpatine did survive, and he masterminded everything from the shadows, which sounds like an incredibly tough pill to swallow:

Is there an explanation of how Palpatine survived ROTJ?

“It is pretty ambiguous. He’s not really alive. It’s pretty horrific in that he’s basically a corpse-puppet on some sort of rigging, but he’s able to speak through the body via his spirit. He’s also “all the souls of the past Sith” in the body. Eventually, he manages to restore life to the body, though. I can’t recall if they directly mention how the body was still intact, but it was a sort of, horror-mad-scientist lab, so it might not be his original.”

If there’s one exciting thing from this leak, it’s Han Solo — the Solo. He’ll appear to supreme leader Kylo Ren just as Kylo becomes Ben again:

After Kylo is stabbed, Han shows up out of nowhere. “Not a force ghost, it’s as if he’s standing there alive again.” He gives Kylo some words of encouragement, and then their conversation very closely mirrors Han’s death scene in TFA, including the “I know what I have to do but don’t know if I have the strength to do it…” line. He even holds the lightsaber in the same spot, but he turns and throws it into the watery wreckage of the Death Star.

Interestingly enough, Ben will end up saving Rey’s life by giving up his own, and they’ll end up kissing. As for the clip above, the Dark Rey moment we get to see is also referenced in the leak:

This source claims that Rey actually interacts with the dark vision of herself on the Death Star after touching the wayfinder. Dark Rey uses her folding lightsaber to trap real Rey’s own blade, easily gaining the upper hand and driving home the point of how much more powerful she could be if she submitted to the darkness. After this, she snaps back to reality.

And that cavalry charge on top of a ship that you might have read about in different leaks? Well, the clip above suggests that it’s real, too. To read the full Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker plot according to this most recent leak, check out the Reddit post below.


What do we know so far about Rise of Skywalker?

While nothing is confirmed until the film is released, there have been several leaks and rumors about the film’s plot. Some believe that Luke Skywalker may return as a Force ghost, while others think Rey will turn to the Dark Side.

When will we know for sure?

The only way to know for certain what will happen in this Star wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, is to see it yourself. The film hit theatres on December 20th, 2019.

Is there a secret ending in The Rise of Skywalker?

The Rise of Skywalker has no alternate ending where Ben Solo lives. Daisy Ridley reveals that Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo, always died at the end of Star Wars.

Who dies at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

Kylo Ren dies at the end of Star Wars Episode IX.

Who did Rey fall in love with?

Ben Solo is the love of Rey’s life. Initially unknown to Rey, she forms a dyad in the Force with Ben. The dyad is an unbreakable force bond that makes them one in the Force, despite being born as two physically separated individuals.

What’s the significance of the Sith force?

The sith force is a powerful dark side ability that Darth Sidious used to manipulate Anakin Skywalker into becoming Darth Vader.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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