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A “Really Smart” Plot Twist Has Been Teased By Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Actor Richard E. Grant

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back featured what was probably the biggest plot twist in Star Wars history, when it was revealed to Luke Skywalker and audiences that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. Cue Luke painfully screaming “No!” and you have one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history.

Now, according to a recent interview Star Wars actor Richard E. Grant had with Yahoo Entertainment, it seems fans can expect another huge twist to round up the final film in the Skywalker saga. 

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In the interview, Grant admitted Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had a “big character plot twist that I had no idea would be coming.”

“It made total emotional sense and story sense and I thought that was really smart. And I think that’s an incredible thing to take something that began with the first movie in 1977 [Star Wars: A New Hope] and nine movies later reach a conclusion/resolution.”

It’s all pretty vague stuff but we’re sure Grant must have gotten words from the studio to keep his lips sealed. The only spoiler that we know so far is that there will be a plot twist to expect and it seems to be a smart and logical one to include in the film. 

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Grant also went on to talk about the high expectations fans must be having for the film, adding “It runs the risk of the Game of Thrones syndrome, where there’s no way you can please all the people all the time, because people are so emotionally invested in this story.”

“The movie that they’re going to see may not be the movie they have in their heads to see. But for a four decade-long fan as I am, I thought it pulled off that feat incredibly,” Grant adds.

With less than a week left to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, fans will not have to wait long to see for themselves just what is this big twist that has impressed Grant. The film will hit theatres around Singapore on December 19, 2019.


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