Breaking news - Star Wars Episode IX title and first trailer revealed...

The 11th - 15th April sees the 2019 'Star Wars Celebration' hit Chicago.

At 11:00 local time, director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy joined the main stage for the 'Episode IX panel'.

What did they tell us?

In front of a crowd of thousands, Abrams described that #episodeix picks up some time after the events of "The Force Awakens", with the characters going on a great adventure together.

Joined on stage by Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), R2-D2, Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Naomi Ackie (whose character was revealed as 'Jannah') and BB-8, the cast gave very little away.

We were introduced to a new droid character 'D-O' (spelling to be confirmed).

And then the big reveal...

The teaser trailer and the name...

"Star wars Episode IX : The Rise of Skywalker"

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