The Rise of Skywalker: why no one ever really dies in Star Wars
Nostalgia grips the galaxy, judging by the teaser for the ninth Star Wars movie. So will we be seeing Padmé, Palpatine or even JJB again?
For a saga that’s made a lot of capital out of people dying over the past four decades, it was somewhat surprising to hear Luke Skywalker reveal to the assembled Jedi masses that “no one’s ever really gone” in the debut trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. However, Star Wars has dropped more than a few hints that a glittering afterlife exists in a galaxy far, far away over the past 11 films.