Star Wars Episode 9: Rise Of Skywalker - 18 Character Photos
By Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring and Chris E. Hayner | @ChrisHayner on
With many months to go before it hits theaters, we've now learned a lot about the upcoming Episode 9 of the Star Wars franchise. For instance, it actually has a title now. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters in December, but at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago, fans were given their first taste.
In addition to the title reveal, the first teaser trailer for the film was debuted--which posed a lot of questions--and plenty of information was shared by director JJ Abrams, including that we'll see a time jump at the start of the film. In addition to all of that, though, fans in attendance at Celebration were shows a slew of images from the film's production, giving first looks at a variety of characters and alien species they'll see in The Rise of Skywalker.
GameSpot's Mat Elfring is on the scene at Celebration and managed to document what was shown during the panel. Take a look at the photos he took below and make sure you're also ready for the first look at the franchise's new video game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, plus check out what we've learned about the new TV series The Mandalorian. Go to GameSpot sister site CNET to see a full rundown of what to expect from the show.
This concept art for The Rise of Skywalker shows Rey and her friend assembled on a forest planet. It coincides nicely with a specific moment in the teaser where they discover what looks like the wreckage of the Death Star 2.
Daisy Ridley as Rey
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
John Boyega as Finn
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico and Daisy Ridley as Rey
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Naomi Ackie as Jannah
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and his child
Aliens from the movie
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and John Boyega as Finn
Daisy Ridley as Rey
A behind-the-scenes image from the movie
An alien from the movie
*Note: this image was taken as the photograph was transitioning to another.