Disney has released a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featurette. The studio is really hammering on the nostalgia factor and that Rise is the end of the Skywalker Saga, and it works. This featurette contains behind-the-scenes footage not just from Rise of Skywalker, but from the entire Skywalker Saga, and that makes the history feel baked in and worth revering. Sure, the point is to get you to see a movie and drive up box office, but there’s no denying the historical weight of Star Wars, so it’s cool to see footage of Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill joshing around on set or seeing Anthony Daniels as C-3P0 then and now. It’s pretty great.
Check out the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker featurette below. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens December 20th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
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.