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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” – More Star Wars Prop Bets and Betting Picks

By Jerry Summer in Entertainment and Novelty
| December 10, 2022 12:13 am PST

I already shared one post with betting odds and picks for “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker”. It covers several markets related to the box office performance of the movie and its chances to win an Academy Award.

But since then, MyBookie has released plenty of other opportunities related to the final installment of Disney’s Star Wars trilogy. I feel compelled to add another post with even more betting predictions for Episode IX.

Let’s take a look at the new batch of Star Wars prop bets.

More Star Wars Oscar Betting

I already discussed the chances of Episode IX to get an Oscar nomination for a “Best Motion Picture.” However, there are now several individual Academy Awards market. Here they are.

Will Daisy Ridley Be Nominated for an Oscar?

Yes +2500
No -4000

As you can see, MyBookie doesn’t expect that Daisy Ridley will be nominated for an Oscar, and I can certainly see why. Star Wars is not your typical movie that brings Academy Awards, and her role as Rey is not the type of character that attracts the attention of the critics.

A lot of people believe that the character is too strong and somewhat boring. No matter where you stand on the debate, the objective truth is that Rey does lack some depth so far.

I expect to see more of that in “The Rise of Skywalker,” but I don’t think it would be enough for an Oscar nomination. And yet, the price of -4000 is probably too low and not worth a shot.

Will Adam Driver Be Nominated for an Oscar?

Yes +1200
No -2000

Next in line is Adam Driver, who’s the actor portraying Kylo Ren. The son of Princess Leia and Han Solo is certainly one of the more interesting characters in the trilogy. We’ve already seen several transformations and a lot of ambiguity in his development.

That’s the reason why the betting odds for Driver to earn an Oscar nomination are lower compared to Ridley. However, I don’t expect to see him on the list of the “Best Actors” category, either.

The price of -2000 for this Star Wars prop is not that terrible, and it’s probably worth considering.

Will J.J. Abrams Be Nominated for Best Director?

Yes +800
No -1600

The overall expectations for “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” are low, and I already mentioned that there were all sorts of troubles in my previous post. The rumors suggest there were many reshoots, alternate endings, and leaks that disrupted the whole shooting process.

That’s why I don’t think that the movie will be good enough for J.J. Abrams to fight for the “Best Director” award at the Oscars.

The emotional power of Star Wars could help, though. If he managed to create a truly great movie, it won’t be a shocker to see him get the nod.

It’s interesting to note that one of his latest appearances was during Comic Con in Brazil where Abrams teased that the Emperor will be on another level in Episode IX.

The return of the iconic character is a huge risk that might help the movie or destroy it. Many believe that it ruins the original trilogy and wipes out the closure achieved by Luke and Anakin Skywalker. There’s certainly logic behind that, but the popularity of the Emperor might actually work in Abrams’ favor.

My overall opinion is that the price for either option is not good enough to place a wager, though. I don’t expect the nomination, but it’s not completely impossible.

Other “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” Betting Markets

There are other betting markets available, so let’s explore them as well.

Rey Turns to the Dark Side?

Yes +180
No -200

Now it gets interesting. One of the earlier trailers of Episode IX had a scene with the so-called “Dark Rey.” Daisy Ridley’s character looked like a Sith Lord for a brief moment, and that drove the Star Wars fans crazy.

I’m 100% sure that Rey will flirt with the Dark Side in the final movie of the new trilogy. However, I believe this scene represents a vision or a dream. I don’t expect Rey to truly turn to the Dark Side, and that’s why a bet on the -200 price for that not to happen seems like a good idea.

  • No

Will Chewbacca and Princess Leia Share a Kiss?

Yes +2500
No -4000

This one is a bit weird. We know for a fact that Princess Leia will be in the movie, despite the untimely death of Carrie Fisher. J.J. Abrams will use some old footage and modern technology to add the character.

The question is if it will even share screen time with Chewbacca. Their connection was largely ignored in the previous movies, and since the next one will be using old footage, I don’t think this one is possible.

Baby Yoda Makes an Appearance in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes +1000
No -2000

If this is the first time you’ve heard about Baby Yoda, you must be living under a rock. The character is part of the new TV show “The Mandalorian,” which has been a huge success so far. Both critics and fans love it.

The production has managed to bring some hype back, and the character of Baby Yoda is one of the reasons. It’s very popular among the fans, and Disney might be tempted to fit him somehow in “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.”

However, the timeline doesn’t work, and it would feel forced. I don’t expect to see Baby Yoda in the upcoming Star Wars movie.

Is Palpatine Rey’s Father?

Yes +2500
No -4000

The origins of Rey remain one of the most discussed topics before the launch of Episode IX. The return of the Emperor naturally leads to many theories that the two characters are connected and that she is somehow part of his bloodline.

Considering his age, this seems a bit hard to believe. However, I won’t be completely shocked if Rey is somehow a creation of Palpatine. The question is if it would technically qualify as him being her father.

She could be a clone or another type of genetic experiment. I wouldn’t place too big of a wager on this one, but I believe the price of +2500 might be worth a shot.

After all, there’s a good chance that Rey is the heiress of Palpatine in one way or another.

  • Yes

Times Kylo Ren Appears Shirtless?

Over 2 Times -120
Under 2 Times -120

Another rather weird bet is related to Kylo Ren and the number of his shirtless appearances in “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.” We already saw the character in such light in “The Last Jedi.” It was a bit cringeworthy, and the fans didn’t receive it too well.

That’s why I believe this one might be the best Star Wars bet from the whole bunch. Going after the under at 120 is awesome value, in my opinion. I don’t think we will see Adam Driver shirtless, but even if it happens once, the wager will still win, and it’s a push for two times.                                                                                                                           

  • Under 2 Times

Times “May the Force Be with You” Is Heard in Episode IX?

Over 2.5 Times -140
Under 2.5 Times +100

I think this is another betting market that provides a lot of value. The iconic phrase “May the Force Be with You” is synonymous with Star Wars and has been part of every movie so far. Since this is the grand finale of the Skywalker saga, I expect to hear it a lot of times.

There will be appearances by Princess Leia, most likely Luke Skywalker as a Force ghost, and I won’t be shocked to see Anakin Skywalker or Master Yoda at some point, too. There will be a lot of nostalgia, and I believe the saying will be heard at least three times.

The price of -140 for that to happen is tempting and one of the better Star Wars bets right now.

  • Over 2.5 Times

Emperor Palpatine Appears as a Force Ghost?

Yes -120
No -160

We don’t know much about Palpatine at this point, except for the fact that he will be the main villain of “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.” There are many theories on how he survived the events from Episode VI, and according to most of them, he is still alive in some form.

That means that he most likely will appear in the flesh for most of the movie. On top of that, the Force ghost thing seems to be reserved for the good characters in the series. That’s why I don’t expect to see the Emperor in such a role.

  • No

Luke Skywalker Appears as a Force Ghost?

Yes -2000
No +1000

I think we all know that Luke Skywalker will appear as a force ghost in the upcoming Star Wars finale. I simply don’t see how J.J. Abrams will pass on the opportunity to show Luke at least one more time, and there’s no other option.

And still, the price of -2000 seems too low and is probably a bad idea. There are better opportunities out there.

Will L3-37 Meet C-3PO in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes +2500
No -4000

This is another Star Wars market that I won’t spend too much time on. If you don’t know, L3-37 is the droid from “Solo.” It was a character that was regarded as a meme and one of the reasons why the movie flopped at the box office.

Bringing it back would make as much as sense as bringing Jar Jar Binks back. I can’t see it happening, but the price of -4000 makes a potential wager on “no” pointless.

Does C-3PO Die in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes -180
No +140

By the looks of the last trailer we have, C-3PO is going to die in Episode IX. There’s a scene where the iconic droid says that he wants to have one last look at his friends. This strongly suggests the droid is going to die, and the price of -180 looks tempting.

However, J.J. Abrams has the reputation of a director who loves to subvert the expectations of the audience. I’m pretty sure that there are some red herrings in the trailers, and this could be among them.

I certainly see scenarios in which C-3PO survives, so I wouldn’t touch this particular market.

Does R2D2 Die in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes +1000
No -2000

From one droid to another, it’s time to discuss the potential death of R2D2. This guy has been through so much that I won’t be surprised to see him gone in the last movie of the Skywalker saga.

In fact, the director’s habit of surprises might be a good reason to go after this one. Showing that C-3PO might die and then losing R2D2 would work on many levels.

I believe the huge +1000 that is available is not the worst bet you could take.

  • Yes

Does Chewbacca Die in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes +1000
No -2000

The last several Star Wars betting markets took a dark turn, but I think that it makes sense to see some of the characters die in the last chapter of the Skywalker saga. Furthermore, we lost Luke in Episode VIII and Han Solo in Episode VII.

It’s a common pattern in the Disney trilogy, and I believe some of our beloved heroes won’t make it. I’m not 100% sure if J.J. Abrams would kill a fan-favorite like Chewbacca, but I won’t be completely surprised.

Similarly to R2D2, the price is too big to miss, so a smaller wager here is a good investment.

  • Yes

Does Rey Die in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes +2500
No -4000

Rey is the main hero of the new Star Wars trilogy, and I don’t believe she will die. I think the odds reflect that properly, so betting on this one doesn’t make sense. The main protagonist always survives in these types of movies and Star Wars in particular, so there’s no point wasting your money here.

Does Kylo Ren Die in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

Yes -140
No +110

As you can see, Kylo Ren is a completely different story. His character killed his own father in Episode VII and is culpable of many other sins. Returning to the Light and killing Palpatine won’t be enough to find redemption.

The only way for Ben Solo to earn it would be through a monumental sacrifice. That’s what I expect to see, and that’s what many of the rumored leaks about “The Rise of Skywalker” suggest. The price of -140 looks solid, so I’m ready to take it.

  • Yes

Darth Vader Voice (James Earl Jones) Appears in Episode IX?

Yes +160
No -200

The last Star Wars betting market is related to Darth Vader and the man that was used for his voice. James Earl Jones is the actor who provided the iconic performance, and the question is if he will return for “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.”

I haven’t seen any reports that Earl Jones did any work related to the upcoming movie. On top of that, it would make little sense to see Darth Vader in there. The only logical way to see Anakin Skywalker in the movie would be as a Force ghost, and that would mean that his Sith lord alter ego won’t be needed.

  • No

Final Words

As you can see, all of my Star Wars betting predictions in this post are based on two main factors. The first one is the news and reports I’ve seen in the past several months. The second is common sense on what seems logical for the final installment of the Skywalker saga.

Of course, I might have missed some news piece that could be helpful, or you might have other theories. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below.

Jerry Summer

Jerry Summer has a wide-ranging interest in gambling and the gambling industry. He's made a living out of both playing poker and betting on sports.

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