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Congratulations to The Rise of Skywalker as it passes a billion dollars

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Adrian Cunningham | 16 January, 2020, 14:40

News of Rise Of Skywalker's $1B haul comes after claims that Subreddit has leaked a script from original Star Wars IX director and writer team, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

As the fans debate that movie, along with the quality of The Rise of Skywalker, Disney and LucasFilm have plenty of merchandise to sell fans, like the upcoming manga Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

In the latter, The Last Jedi star had only around one minute of screen time at the Resistance base.

This early draft of the film was titled Star Wars: Duel of the Fates, a reference to the iconic piece of music (and best sequence) from The Phantom Menace.

It took some months after opening for Disneyland to finally make good on its promise of living out your Star Wars dreams, but boy did it deliver. Fans should just want to read good stories featuring their favorite characters, especially if it's someone as revered as Luke Skywalker. We guess is that with the continuation of the trilogy and with out having theaters within the subsequent Star Wars film till 2022, Disney will search for somebody who can ship the merchandise for the franchise in the identical approach that Kevin Feige can provide Marvel. For example, the entire story of Episode 9 was doing the rounds three months before The Rise of Skywalker arrived in theaters, and key story details on the game Jedi: Fallen Order leaked nearly a year before release.

It's also revealed that at some point Kylo found Rey's parents and killed them, but it's unclear where or how-or even why, since they remain "nobodies". This time around, the plot instead focuses on a galaxy taken over by the First Order, which has cut off interplanetary communication to prevent rebellion, as well as Kylo Ren's continued fall to the dark side.

Machine keeps alive human livers for a week outside the body
The machine keeps the liver at body temperature (37 degrees Celcius/98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and removes bile from it. Pierre-Alain Clavien, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Transplantation at the University Hospital Zurich.

After all, The Rise of Skywalker has a green splat on Rotten Tomatoes, with just 53 per cent positive reviews - a far cry from The Last Jedi's 91 per cent.

Meanwhile, Rey, Poe and Chewbacca would be on their own mission, with Rey simultaneously receiving Jedi tutelage at various points from Leia and the ghost of Luke, although this portion of the story doesn't seem to be as clear. It's a Holocron, which leads him to the lair of someone named Tor Valum, the Sith teacher of Palpatine. In Duel of the Fates, Rey being a nobody was thematically important to her entire arc. But as you might have imagined, this movie crossed that milestone significantly more slowly than the previous two entries in the Skywalker saga. The plot involved the Force ghost of Luke Skywalker "haunting" his nephew as he grew more isolated and unsafe.

- Leia didn't die in Duel of the Fates. With Snoke out of the way and Palpatine still dead, Kylo Ren was the big bad of the story.

- Hux did not turn on Kylo Ren.

There are plenty of other tantalizing things in Duel of the Fates. Chewie flies an X-Wing.