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The Mandalorian actor calls Rise of Skywalker 'worst' Star Wars movie: 'It's an absolute failure'

One of the actors who appeared in Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian absolutely hated The Rise of Skywalker.

Despite being a part of the space franchise following a role in the Disney+ TV show, Jake Cannavale didn’t hold back when sharing his view on JJ Abrams’ trilogy-closer, which was released earlier this week.

In an Instagram story, Cannavale wrote: “I’m in the Star Wars universe now!!! So surely I can’t speak ill of Episode IX, right???”

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He continued: “Rise of Skywalker was hands down the worst Star Wars movie. An absolute f***ing failure.”

The new film has divided critics and sits at 57 per cent on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes – one of the franchise’s lowest placements.

Previous film The Last Jedi, which was directed by Rian Johnson, has a score of 91 per cent.

Much of the criticism of Rise of Skywalker comes from fans of Johnson’s sequel, who feel that, with his new film, Abrams tried to “apologise” for Johnson’s deviations.

According to Cannavale – who is the son of actor Bobby Cannavale – Abrams has “rendered the entire new trilogy completely useless.”

Rise of Skywalker was worse than the Phantom Menace and Last Jedi combined,” he concluded.

In a later post, he added: "I personally would feel pretty depressed if I was in the new Star Wars movie."

Cannavale played Toro Calican in The Mandalorian, which also stars Pedro Pascal and Wener Herzog.

Find a list of all the surprise cameos featured in the new film here.

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