If you had a problem with the title for 'Episode IX' and thought it sounded a little... odd, you weren't the only one.

Aside from all the talk around Emperor Palpatine turning up out of nowhere, the other big question surrounding the title -  'The Rise of Skywalker' - was the fact that A) Luke Skywalker died in 'The Last Jedi', B) this movie is the last of the so-called Skywalker saga.

While everybody's got a theory on the subject (our thinking is that 'Skywalker' is simply the new term for Force users, leaving behind the Jedi and Sith dichotomy, meaning the title refers to the rise of a new generation of 'Skywalkers'), JJ Abrams set out his case for the title with ET.

"The title feels like it’s the right title for this movie. I know it’s provocative and asks a bunch of questions, but I think when you see the movie, you’ll see how it’s intended and what it means," Abrams explained.

"But in the flow of titles, this movie had a very weird responsibility. It had to be the end of not just three movies, but nine movies, and the idea of having to incorporate the stories that have come before, strangely, is the story of the movie."

It didn't end there, either. Abrams went on, discussing the themes of 'The Rise of Skywalker' and "(whether) it’s sins of the father, the wisdom they’ve acquired, and the question is, can this new generation - are they up to the task? Can they stand up to what they have to?"

'The Rise of Skywalker' lands in Irish cinemas on December 19th.