'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': New Details on Keri Russell's Character, Princess Leia, and New Posterby ZachPerilstein
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and director JJ Abrams have shared more on the final episode of the Skywalker Saga.
The entire cast of The Rise of Skywalker was on stage except for Adam Driver. It was revealed during the presentation that Keri Russell's character will be a friend of Poe Dameron. Her character is being described as "cool and shady" and "a criminal and an old friend of Poe."
JJ Abrams also re-confirmed that Princess Leia would appear in the film by unused footage. JJ also said that Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia is the heart of this story. People attending the presentation said that a new poster was shown. Here is that poster.
New footage shown at the presentation featured Palpatine speaking and Darth Vader breathing along with a look of Rey in a dark robe wielding a double edge red lightsaber. I'm sure the footage will be released Monday to the general public.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Ian McDiarmid.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives on December 20.