At a special press conference today, Disney and Lucasfilm amassed an impressive assemblage to promote this month’s mega blockbuster, STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

We were fortunate enough to be in attendance for the momentous grouping of talent that included no less than Richard E. Grant, Billy D. Williams, Kerri Russel, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Kathleen Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo, and Anthony Daniels.

And if that’s not enough to send you reeling to a galaxy far, far away, the whole thing was moderated by fabulous Ava Duvernay.

We’ll have more on this later but for now catch these MUST-SEE moments from this morning’s press conference!

1. We asked J.J. Abrams about including Carrie Fisher


2. Kelly Marie Tran on honoring Carrie Fisher


3. Oscar Isaac and John Boyega… butt-to-butt


4. Kathleen Kenendy on having J.J. Abrams return


5. Richard E. Grant summation of the saga’s journey

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.

The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters on December 20.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER soars into theaters December 20, 2019.