Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may have concluded the whole Skywalker Saga but knowing how Star Wars became the most successful film franchise ever, it has surely taken a life of its own. Star Wars will always have a special place in pop culture! In fact, days before the release of the 9th episode, millions of Star Wars fans have started looking for Easter eggs already! Okay, just a word of caution: this list of the best Easter eggs in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contains potential (or actual) spoilers! So if you missed the premiere of the film on December 20, 2019, it's never too late to catch the film online! For those who haven't seen an episode of the Star Wars film franchise, this is the sign that you've been looking for. We have prepared a curated list of the best Star Wars movies to make watching a breeze for you!
On the other hand, if you a die-hard fan of Star Wars from the original trilogy to the prequels and sequels, you are perfectly where you are supposed to be! In just a few moments, you will realize that a lot of these Easter eggs have their references to past films, especially Star Wars: A New Hope and The Last Jedi. To all Fortnite players, the first The Rise of Skywalker Easter egg will surely validate you as a fan too! Carrie Fisher's fans will also rejoice as Skywalker commemorates Fisher's existence. AGAIN! You are about to go into a quagmire full of spoilers! We warned you, okay? Enjoy reading!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's opening crawl where the late Emperor Palpatine announces out in the open (in a sinister voice) his grand return to the galaxy is referenced to an even on Fornite! Yes! You read that right, days before the release of The Rise of Skywalker, an event on Fortnite happened where Fortnite players get to hear the actual message. That's our first Skywalker Easter egg!
Having trouble placing the lava planet in the first-ever scene of Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? It looked familiar to you, right? No worries, some fans also had a moment of uncertainty about the place where Kylo Ren was seen combatting creepy people. It was the birthplace of Darth Vader! That's right! It was the same planet where Obi-Wan and Anakin brawled in Revenge of the Sith.
An early scene where Finn, Poe, and Chewie are seen playing Dejarik, or basically space chess, is very nostalgic! And again, there were aboard the Millenium Falcon. The scene first appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). As usual, the Wookiee wins again!
Thanks to The Rise of Skywalker for letting us glance at Emperor Palpatine's throne. Did you know that designers drew inspiration from the early sketches by Ralph McQuarrie? We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge McQuarrie's great contributions to the original Star Wars trilogy!
Finally! A long-overdue acknowledgment that Princess Leia is indeed a Jedi. As the only surviving members of the Skywalker family, Luke had been training Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Thanks to that scene where Luke is explaining to Rey that Leia was actually trained. Carrie Fisher would have been proud!
In terms of famous lines, Star Wars is notorious for having lines repeated throughout the whole film franchise. And The Rise of Skywalker is brimming with these lines! This time we see Lando Calrissian utter the famous line "I have a bad feeling about this." Have you also heard him say 'old buddy'?
If Rey's training in the Ajan Kloss forest seems familiar to you, it's because it was reminiscent of Luke's training in A New Hope. They both used the same training tools--a helmet with a blast shield, a remote that helps her hone her lightsaber skills. It was Obi-Wan was training Luke aboard the Falcon. Remember?
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have learned that Rey was the daughter of just 'nobody'. Thanks to Kylo Ren for the information but when Episode IX (The Rise of Skywalker) happened, fans were shookt to discover that technically, Rey is the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. Rey's parents decided to disassociate themselves from Palpatine to protect their daughter.
Upon the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters, Star Wars fans, including those ardent followers of the late actress Carrie Fisher, couldn't hide their emotions upon seeing the old footage of Carrie Fisher from the previous installments of Star Wars franchise. While the fans really had a hard time watching Fisher in TROS, the death of the actor before the filming of The Rise of Skywalker made it even harder for JJ Abrams and the whole production team.
Did you know that Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd played the young Leia in a scene in the TROS? With the help of VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, together with his team, they painstakingly created an image out of Fisher's outtakes from the original Star Wars trilogy and crafted the Young Carrie Fisher that we all witnessed. Of course, Billie's help was needed for the image to materialize. Basically, the took some scenes from The Force Awakens and The Lase Jedi and built a digital face of Fisher. JJ Abraham has always kept his principle of making Carrie Fisher play the iconic character of Princess Leia no matter what. Finally, the long-overdue acknowledgment of Princess Leia as a trained Jedi was solidified in the film. So, if you are still wondering why Princess Leia did not fully become a Jedi Master in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the answer is among this list of best Easter eggs in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! If you enjoyed this page, you might also want to visit our page about the best Rise of Skywalker cameos here!
|1||The Rise of Skywalker x Fortnite||Other||20||Paid|
|2||Kylo Ren goes to Mustafar||Other||13||Paid|
|3||Yet, another Dejarik win for Chewie!||Other||8||Paid|
|4||The Emperor's Throne room||Other||4||Paid|
|5||Princess Leia's flashback||Other||3||Paid|
|6||"I have a bad feeling about this." returns!||Other||2||Paid|
|7||Rey's training obstacle||Other||2||Paid|
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