Star Wars Episode IX will be the conclusion of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and it\u2019s said that it will conclude the Skywalker saga for the franchise. A rumor has apparently gone out that Natalie Portman will be reprising her role as Padme Amidala for the film; unfortunately for Padme fans, this rumor has come out false.\r\n\r\nThis was confirmed by Portman herself in an interview:\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/AM2DM\/status\/1075778193498431489\r\n\r\nAn appearance from Portman is understandable. For Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ewan McGregor made a small voice cameo as Obi-Wan in The Force Awakens saying, \u201cThese are your first steps,\u201d after Rey\u2019s Force vision. It was also rumored that Hayden Christensen was considered to appear as a Force Ghost to Kylo Ren. An appearance from Padme won\u2019t be too farfetched.\r\n\r\nWith The Last Jedi tearing down any significance of legacies, I would like Episode IX to move on as well, but seeing that it\u2019s Carrie Fisher\u2019s last film, and we\u2019re expecting a sendoff for Leia, maybe a visit to Padme\u2019s tomb would be fitting? That way, Portman doesn\u2019t even have to appear at all.\r\n\r\nTo be honest, we don\u2019t know what to expect with Star Wars Episode IX, and that\u2019s another great thing done by TLJ. It subverted all expectations from a familiar Star Wars formula and allowed for something entirely new. Hopefully J.J. Abrams will be more daring instead of just rehashing a lot of familiar tropes like he did with The Force Awakens.\r\n\r\nCatch Star Wars Episode IX in theaters Dec. 20, 2019.