Lucasfilm Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo has discussed the ending to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and addressed the rumours regarding multiple endings being shot.
Hidalgo shared on Twitter (via ComicBook.com) that the ending audiences saw in The Rise of Skywalker was the only ending in mind and people should be wary of conflicting reports suggesting alternate endings were shot during production.
“A billion years ago, when [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] was getting started, I pitched an [Episode IX] ending with Ben living on the island in Luke’s place,” Hidalgo shared on Twitter. “But that was never anyone’s call other than the filmmakers’. And what’s in IX was in there once production started. So be wary of ‘different ending’ tales.”
Hidalgo’s comments confirm that the fate of all of the characters featured in The Rise of Skywalker was already planned out and wasn’t changed once filming had started.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).