“We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”
Disney’s D23 Expo has shed some light on the upcoming Star Wars film, ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Director J.J. Abrams, took to the stage to share a heartwarming story about the late Carrie Fisher. Abrams realized, when planning out the conclusion of the Star Wars saga, he couldn’t end the stories without Princess Leia:
“The character of Leia is really, in a way, the heart of this story. When we were talking about this story we realized we could not possibly tell the end of these nine films without Leia,” Abrams said. The actor passed away before filming began, but Abrams still had some unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens, “that we realized we could use in a new way so Carrie, as Leia, gets to be in the film.” But here’s where the story takes a turn. “I wasn’t supposed to be here,” Abrams said, as he wasn’t originally intended to direct the first and last installments in the sequel trilogy. But before her death, Fisher wrote a prescient dedication into her book The Princess Diarist. “She was almost sort of supernaturally witty and magical in a way,” Abrams said. On the pages she had written, “‘And special thanks to J.J. Abrams for putting up with me twice.’ Now, I had never worked with her before The Force Awakens and I wasn’t supposed to do this movie, so it was a classic Carrie thing to sort of write something like that and it could only mean one thing for me. And I could not be more excited to have you see her in her final performance.” -StarWars.com
Abrams also dropped a new trailer for ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ which left fans trying to catch their collective breath. The trailer is said to feature quick shots of all the characters, while Luke Skywalker can be heard narrating, “We’ve passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.” The surprise comes when fans see the hero of the current franchise [Rey] sporting a dark cloak and wielding a double sided red light saber, reminiscent of Darth Maul. Check out the lates poster below!
A new “Rise of Skywalker trailer” will drop on Monday 8/26/2019.
‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ hits theaters December 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Concept Images Show Us What Could Have Been
J.J. Abrams,’ ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ left fans and critics divided, boasting a 52% critics score and a 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Naturally, fans have wondered what Colin Trevorrow’s original plans for Star Wars: Episode IX (titled Duel of the Fates) was going to look like. Fortunately for us, script details have leaked online. One major plot design would have left Emperor Palpatine dead, leaving Rey, still a “Nobody” in the story of Skywalker.
Thanks to a Redditor, hundreds of concept photos have leaked online. Giving us glimpses into what could have been for Trevorrow’s version and more of what Abrams had planned. Check out the images below. Tell us what you think in the comments:
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker “Duel” TV Spot Foreshadows The End
With ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ less than a month a way. New TV spots and posters have been turning up all over the internet. The latest Tv Spot, appropriately named “Duel” hits us with the classic, ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ “Duel of Fates” soundtrack. The foreshadowing is unmistakeable and is also preparing fans for the inevitable conclusion to decades of “Skywalker” Star Wars lore.
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.