Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in New Video

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brian-mcgee - May 23, 2019


J.J. Abrams has no small task ahead of him with Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, as he must craft not only a satisfying resolution to the trilogy that began with his The Force Awakens in 2015, but also a conclusion to nine films worth of stories set in and around the Skywalker family. With a little more than six months to go until the film is released in December, any information regarding the film has been kept on lockdown, with the exception of a single trailer released last month.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz has returned to the set of the latest Star Wars to cover it for Vanity Fair, and though they're still keeping most of the film's biggest plot secrets under wraps, there were a few tantalizing soundbites like this one from Daisy Ridley...

They’re uniquely suited to understand each other, but at the same time they are in every way each other’s inverse, down to Kylo’s perverse rejection of his family, which is the one thing Rey craves most. “I think there’s a part of Rey that’s like, dude, you fucking had it all, you had it all,” Ridley says. “That was always a big question during filming: you had it all and you let it go.”

Oscar Isaac also teases what to expect from Poe in the year of film time since we last saw him...

In fact, some of that transformation will already have happened where The Rise of Skywalker picks up, which is about a year after the end of The Last Jedi. “There has been a bit of shared history that you haven’t seen,” Isaac says. “Whereas in the other films, Poe is this kind of lone wolf, now he’s really part of a group. They’re going out and going on missions and have a much more familiar dynamic now.”

There are plenty of other great tidbits of info in the full Vanity Fair piece. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.

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