ICYMI: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF THE SKYWALKER Trailer

Nearly 42 years after the release of the original “Star Wars,”audiences got their first look on Friday at the ninth chapter in this blockbuster science-fiction saga, set long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” whose title and teaser trailer were released at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago, closes out a new trilogy of films that started in 2015. The first in that series, “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” directed by J.J. Abrams, reconnected viewers with venerable heroes like Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) while also introducing new characters like the mysterious scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), the renegade storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) and the villainous Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

There are all-too-brief looks at characters new and old, including Billy Dee Williams as the interstellar cad Lando Calrissian and Carrie Fisher, who died in 2016, as Leia, using footage shot for “The Force Awakens.”A piece of onscreen text vows: “The saga comes to an end.”

 
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