Lucasfilm took to the D23 Expo last week with a slew of teases and announcements for the upcoming highly-anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker saga. If you weren’t following along with our live tweets, you can find the juicy scoop below!
“Leia is the heart of this story”
Kennedy and Abrams revved up the audience, introducing nine stars from the film—many of whom marked this as their first D23 Expo appearance: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran and Billy Dee Williams, plus special appearances from R2-D2, BB-8 and the new droid D-O.
Newbies Naomi Ackie and Keri Russell were stoked to be on stage and shared that enthusiasm with the audience. The audience swooned at the sight of Rusell’s previously-revealed costume. Anthony Daniels was slightly emotional as he talked about ending the Saga and possibly his last time ever as C-3PO on the big screen.
A brand-new poster was revealed — and gifted to the entire audience — plus all were given a look back at the incredible legacy of Star Wars storytelling and treated to the sneak peek above. We’re still reeling from what we can only assume is a Force vision with Rey dressed in black robes carrying a foldable red ligtsaber. Plus, the voice of Darth Sidious over the visuals “your journey nears its end.”
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.