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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – New Retrospective Featurette

Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the ocean moon of Endor.

Shown tonight on ABC during the American Music Awards, a new retrospective featurette video looks at how Star Wars has impacted pop culture over 4 decades. It features glimpses of the series’ stars, producers and directors, plus a few special cameo roles by some well known fans.

I was 9 years old in 1977 when the first Star Wars film took Hollywood by storm. Initially I wasn’t enthused about seeing a ‘kissing film’ since the trailer featured Princess Leia kissing Luke Skywalker before they swung across the Death Star to escape the Storm Troopers. Eventually my father convinced me to go and we went to the cinema in Hazel Dell Washington where all three theaters were playing the movie and the line to see the movie still wrapped around the outside of the building. It did move fast though. I saw it eight more times after that.

What is your first memory of Star Wars?

If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the final official trailer here.

About the film:

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

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn

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.

See the conclusion to the saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters December 20!