Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Vanity Fair Photos Revealed!

(Left to right( Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), BB-8, D-O, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Vanity Fair Photos Revealed

The first-look set photos for the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, have arrived online. As is tradition, they come from Vanity Fair! Check them out, along with the cover art and a behind-the-scenes video!

Confirmed in the new photos are the reveals of brand new characters and planets for the series. These include:

-Pasaana, the desert planet glimpsed in the first trailer for the film. We now know the natives are called Aki-Aki.

-Keri Russell will play the masked scoundrel Zorri Bliss. She’s pictured in the Thieves’ Quarter of the “snow-dusted Kijimi.”

-Finn and his new ally Jannah ride new creatures, Orbaks, into battle against the First Order

-And also, the Knights of Ren will return!

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Returning cast members for Rise of Skywalker include leads Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd are back as well. Additionally joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans). Finally, they will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams. Williams at long last reprises his role as Lando Calrissian.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by the late Carrie Fisher. She will appear via previously unreleased footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams return to direct the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams also co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (ArgoJustice League). Furthermore, composer John Williams will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker. He has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope.

Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Michelle Rejwan produced the film. Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.

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