Is today! The new episode of the franchise Star Wars will have an exclusive panel at the Star Wars Celebration event today (12), will be there, the director JJ Abrams and the President of Lucasfilm, the executive Kathleen Kennedy, who will announce news from the film that concludes the call Skywalker Saga.
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On stage, presenter Stephen Colbert introduced director JJ Abrams and Lucas Film President Kathleen Kennedy.
The first photo of the film was also released.
JJ Abrams confirmed that Star Wars Episode IX is in the post-production phase, where they are putting on special effects and working on the film itself.
The director also stated that the idea of using General Leia with special effects or changing the actress was out of the question. Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016. The character remains in the film and will have scenes not used in other films.
On stage we had the presence of robots R2D2 and C3PO, and the actor Anthony Daniels who gives the voice to the iconic character.
JJ Abrams also commented that Star Wars: Episode IX is a new adventure that the characters will participate in, and that the film concludes the Skywalker saga and still works with an isolated film!
The director also stated that Star Wars: Episode IX does not happen immediately after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that some time has passed between the two films.
The actor Billy Dee Williams was on stage to talk about the return of Lando Calrissian, in the new film, where we had the first image of the character in the film released!
The look of the actress Naomi Ackie in the film it was also released. The character will be called Jana, and rumors claim she is Lando’s daughter.
So, like the other characters, like the main trio Finn, Poe and Rey.
On the panel, the actress Daisy Ridley commented that Rey still has the lightsaber he inherited from Luke even though in the first photo we see the character with just a stick.
When asked who was the best driver, Poe or Han Solo, the actor Oscar Isaac stated that Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon better, but that his character turns out to be a much better “Uber” driver.
And the Captain Phasma? It doesn’t seem to be returning! The actor John Boyega commented that after the clash with the character, it seems that she really died.
The film will also feature new creatures.
We also see that in the feature film, the robot BB-8 will win a new robot colleague, called Dio.
At the end of the panel, the audience present was introduced to the first teaser and the title of the film The Rise of Skywalker, The Rise of Skywalker, in free translation.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters on December 20th.