Rey Flees Flying Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Clip

It looks like really hard times lie ahead for Rey and her companions in the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker. A new clip to that effect from the forthcoming final installment in the original Star Wars saga launched today. In it, the Stormtroopers have spotted Rey and her loyal friends, who are trying to lose the galactic shock troops. Much to the protagonists’ surprise, though, it seems that the stormtroopers have been upgraded and they have a new feature. They fly now.

You can check the new The Rise of Skywalker clip in the player below.

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Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans). The cast features also veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In addition to directing, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (ArgoJustice League) from a story by himself, Terrio, Derek Connelly and Colin Trevorrow. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. The franchise’s historical composer John Williams will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20. What do you think about the flying Stormtroopers? Let us know your first impression in the comments section below.