Awesome New Photos from STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Feature the Knights of Ren, Lightsaber Battle, and More!

Thanks to Vanity Fair and photographer Annie Leibovitz, we have a bunch of new really cool photos from director J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Many of these photos were taken on the set of the film while shooting, and a few of them are actual shots from the movie.

The photos confirm the return of The Knights of Ren, show a wicked cool Lightsaber battle between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo (Adam Driver), and even feature the return of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in what looks to be a flashback scene. We also get our best look yet at the character Keri Russell will be playing, Zorri Bliss.

You can check out all of the photos below that include several other characters from the film, and each of them come along with notes.

The movie will be released on December 20th, 2019, and I can’t help but be excited. This will be the last Star Wars film we see for three years! Hopefully, it’s an ending to the saga that the fans will love.

“Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey battle it out with lightsabers in a stormy confrontation. Their Force-connection—what Driver calls their ‘maybe-bond’—will turn out to run even deeper than previously revealed.”

“J.J. Abrams, alongside Stunt Coordinator Eunice Huthart, directs the Knights of Ren; elite fearsome enforcers of Kylo Ren’s dark will.”

“Finn and new ally Jannah (Naomi Ackie), atop hardy orbaks, lead the charge against the mechanized forces of the First Order. ‘It’s extremely surreal to be in it,’ says Ackie, ‘and see how it works from the inside.’”

“In a historic reunion, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) retakes the helm of the Millennium Falcon, joined by Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca, D-O, and BB-8. ‘He’s a survivor,’ Williams says of Lando.”

“Mark Hamill, as Luke, with R2-D2. Speculation is rampant about who will ‘rise’ as the Skywalker of the movie’s title—and how that choice will reflect the way the world has changed since Star Wars debuted in 1977.”

“Camera operator Colin Anderson readies a take.”

“Camera operator Colin Anderson readies a take for a chase sequence spotlighting the heroics of Chewbacca, BB-8, and Rey.”

“Jordanian locals play the Aki-Aki, natives of the planet Pasaana.”

“First Order leaders General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s destroyer.”

“Vanity Fair reveals Keri Russell as the masked scoundrel Zorri Bliss, seen in the Thieves’ Quarter of the snow-dusted world Kijimi.”

“Composer John Williams conducting the Star Wars score, drawing on themes and motifs he has woven across four decades. ‘I didn’t think there would ever be a second film,’ he says.”

“Members of the crew shade and shine Daniels, the only cast member to appear in all nine of the Skywalker films, while BB-8 looks on.”

Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Ridley, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and John Boyega (Finn) await the call to action for a chase scene.”

“Director and co-writer J. J. Abrams and crew weather the Jordanian sun to capture the action on planet Pasaana.”

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