Srar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is one month away. To celebrate the impending conclusion to the 40-year saga, Disney just released 13 character posters highlighting the main players in the upcoming Star Wars release. By the look of them, Episode IV certainly offers up a mix of old friends, recent fan favorites and newcomers we’ve yet to meet, such as an enhanced look at Keri Russell’s Zorii Bliss. Take a look…
While The Last Jedi’s character posters went for an artsy flair, as each character showed off red getups like paint on a canvas, these Rise of Skywalker posters are much more classic. Each character is featured atop a blanket of stars with simply the title and December 20 listed along with the character images. We have seen Keri Russell’s scoundrel and leader of the Spice Runners of Kijimi, but this is the clearest look at her yet.
First images of Zorii had her costume looking purple, but this poster makes it obvious she’s sporting the color red. It’s an awesome costume with two harnesses for blasters at her hips. The character apparently shares a past with Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron – so perhaps Zorii may be a window into the pilot’s backstory. As the resistance fighters reach their final story together, they can probably use all the help they can get too!
Another new character featured in their own poster is a new droid named D-O. He’s a rusty ‘lil guy that befriends BB-8 during Rise of Skywalker. He’s described as “excitable” and made out of spare parts by Babu Frik. Droids are always fun additions to Star Wars movies and often add some comic relief to the serious situations characters are faced with throughout the movie. Check him out:
One character especially in question going into Rise of Skywalker is Daisy Ridley’s Rey. The powerful young woman has been teased to exhibit a leaning to the Dark Side somewhere in the film in D23’s shocking reveal. Yet, her character poster shows her sporting a white outfit she is iconically known to wear. The fact that the series isn’t marketing Dark Rey inspires some confidence in her character’s journey with the bright side of the force. Here's Rey:
Another highlight to the newly released posters is to see Billy Dee Williams back in action as Lando Calrissian for the first time since The Return of The Jedi's release 36 years ago. Since the new trilogy killed off Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, it will be nice to see some more original blood from the franchise, alongside the late Carrie Fisher’s Leia who will have a role in the film, thanks to some unused Force Awakens footage. Here's Williams' Lando:
Rise of Skywalker also stars John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Naomi Ackie as Jannah, Ian McDiamid as Palpatine, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde and Anthony Daniel as C-3PO. Check out the remainder of the Rise of Skywalker character posters below.
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