A new behind-the-scenes featurette that puts the spotlight on the cast friendships of the Skywalker saga was debuted this weekend during a Rise of Skywalker panel at Brazil’s Comic Con Experience 2019 (CCXP).
The featurette features interviews with Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) in which they reflect on the friendships they’ve developed over the course of filming the sequel trilogy (with Ridley noting that The Rise of Skywalker afforded her and Isaac the opportunity to spend significant time onscreen together for the first time).
Like previously released featurettes, this video not only focuses on the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, it also features behind-the-scenes footage from earlier films, including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) forging friendships with one another while on set for the filming of the original Star Wars trilogy, along with other famous friendships from a galaxy far, far away. Did your favorite Star Wars friendship make the cut?
Friendships shared among the cast of The Rise of Skywalker have been a significant topic of discussion lately: on November 30th, Boyega tweeted a video featuring a heartfelt letter written to his co-star, Isaac.
My brother Oscar never responds to his texts so one must write him a letter ! pic.twitter.com/lHoAPKx4oU
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) November 30, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20th, 2019, and the official press release for the movie follows.
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.