Revel in Four Decades of Star Wars in This New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Special Look

The new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker material is coming fast and furious. Disney is giving us all something to be thankful for—a few days early, in fact—before this Thanksgiving with a glut of fresh footage and glimpses at this era-capping epic. We’ve seen an actual clip from the film (!!), a new TV spot, and now this “Special Look” featurette, which takes us back 42-years to the very beginning of the Skywalker Saga. If you can watch this two-and-a-half-minute video without getting chills, you’re made of stronger (and sterner) stuff than us.

This special look not only highlights the massive cultural impact the Star Wars franchise has had on the world but on the cast and crew members who made the 9th and final film in the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker. That includes co-writer and director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. We also get some very lovely moments with the late, great Carrie Fisher, some thoughts from a very young Mark Hamill, and glimpses from behind-the-scenes of the 9 films that comprise this epic, one-of-a-kind franchise.

Check out the new featurette below. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

For more on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, check out this clip featuring flying Stormtroopers, watch the Knights of Ren and a Sith Trooper in action, watch co-writer/director J.J. Abrams discuss crafting the film’s ending, behold the new character posters, read this helpful Star Wars timeline, watch the latest TV spot, read our breakdown of the final trailer, watch the final trailer itself, read our break down of a bunch of new images, and a have look at Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)’s complicated relationship.

Featured image: Daisy Ridley is Rey and Adam Driver is Kylo Ren in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios


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