First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Revealed

Brenda Watkins
May 23, 2019

During scenes featuring Lourd, which allowed for talking and touching, Fisher's daughter "would get emotional and sort of have to excuse herself for a minute." . I was making choices I knew I would not have made on VII, some story-wise, but more in terms of directing.

The new cover story over at Vanity Fair is a look behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In 1999, she began a tradition of capturing Star Wars sets for Vanity Fair starting with The Phantom Menace.

"I think there's a part of Rey that's like, dude, you f-king had it all, you had it all, that was always a big question during filming: you had it all and you let it go". Does that mean The Rise of Skywalker will be endlessly compared to Return of the Jedi. It's in this section of the city that fans will be introduced to Zorri Bliss, played by Keri Russell.

Elsewhere, it's confirmed that the film picks up one year after the end of The Last Jedi, we learn the name of the desert planet from the trailer - it's called Pasaana, with native aliens called the Aki-Aki - and discover that Richard E. Grant is going full-Cushing as a sour-faced First Order leader by the name of Allegiant General Pryde. And those were the Knights of Ren Kylo was fighting in the first Rise of Skywalker trailer.

There's especially a lot of interest surrounding Rey, who is in possession of Luke Skywalker's legendary lightsaber and showed off a badass flip to dodge Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer. "There has been a bit of shared history that you haven't seen", Oscar Isaac told VF.

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Members of the crew shade and shine Daniels, the only cast member to appear in all nine of the Skywalker films, while BB-8 looks on.

Finn and new ally Jannah (Naomi Ackie), atop hardy orbaks, lead the charge against the mechanized forces of the First Order. "It felt slightly more renegade; it felt slightly more like, you know, F*** it, I'm going to do the thing that feels right because it does, not because it adheres to something".

"The Rise of Skywalker" - said to be the last film in the Skywalker saga - arrives in theaters December 20.

Last month at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago, Abrams also addressed how he would fill the void after Fisher's death.

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