Watch the First 10 Minutes of The Skywalker Legacy Documentary
We’ve all got way more time at home on our hands at the moment. While we practice social distancing responsibly, it’s nice to have as many entertainment options as possible. Disney has made the first 10-minutes of The Skywalker Legacy documentary available online, which we’ve embedded below for your viewing pleasure. This sneak peek comes on the heels of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker becoming available for digital download yesterday, March 17.
The documentary will go behind-the-scenes of the making of the final film in the Skywalker Saga and will be available when The Rise of Skywalker‘s 4K Blu-ray and DVD become available on March 31. The clip gives us a glimpse of how the doc will situate J.J. Abrams’ film in the larger Star Wars canon, revealing some archival footage from the original trilogy. You’ll also get some great Harrison Ford ad-libbing, which is an extra bonus in this bonus material.
The clip has a really interesting opening—we see fans clamoring on the fringe of the Tatooine set during the filming of Return of the Jedi. These folks are living in a world in which a new Star Wars film comes out every three years. A New Hope bowed in 1977, The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, and The Return of the Jedi in 1983. They’re talking about George Lucas’s grand, 9-film plan, and they’re assuming these films will be completed with due haste.
We here in the (legitimately insane) future know what will actually happen; it’ll take 38-years for the epic Saga Skywalker to come to a close. And the film that finally closed it out is the main focus of The Skywalker Legacy. Interviews with cast and crew, new looks at the various droids, aliens, and far-flung locations, and a look at the sheer amount of painstaking effort and work that went into this film will be on display. Whatever your ultimate feelings on Abrams’ final film, the level of craft and commitment is clear in this clip, and will be much more vivid in the larger documentary.
Check out the clip here:
Here’s the official synopsis from Disney:
Sneak Peek of The Skywalker Legacy documentary. Bring home Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Digital 3/17 & Blu-ray 3/31!
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Featured image: Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Courtesy Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios.