While most fans will get to see “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December, there is one country where the movie will be released next year. Although the delay is just for a few weeks, the eager fans are not happy about it.

“Star Wars” franchise has grown in popularity over the years, and it has fans all over the world. Everyone is eagerly waiting for the last film in the Sequel Trilogy that will be released on December 20 in the US. However, people in the Philippines will have to wait until January 7, 2020.

The problem with waiting just a few more days to watch the film is that the internet will be abuzz with spoilers and memes of some of the best scenes. The fans in the Philippines may find it impossible to avoid knowing about some of the major events like the death(s) and the ending.

The reason why Disney and Lucasfilm may have decided to delay the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in the Philippines may have something to do with the Metro Manila Film Festival, which is scheduled around the same time. However, the fans are not willing to allow this to stop them from watching the JJ Abrams flick.

The fans have started a petition on Change.org to request Disney and Lucasfilm to release the movie on December 19, 2019 with all the other Asian countries. The release date is six days before the Metro Manila Film Festival, and it will give the die-hard fans of the franchise to watch it. The petition also suggested that the movie can be re-released in January after the film festival.

A new trailer of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was released a few hours ago, and it has got the fans excited. The biggest anticipated moment in the movie is the return of the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid), who is expected to fight Rey (Daisy Ridley) in the final battle.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (Left to right( Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), BB-8, D-O, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Lucasfilm Ltd.