It was a moment eagerly awaited by all fans of Star Wars ! While Star Wars 9 will be in theatres on December 18, the first teaser and the film’s title FINALLY comes to be released at a panel discussion organized in the framework of the Star Wars Celebration. Check out the first images from the film, with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver without the wait !
It was the event not to be missed for all fans of Star Wars. This Friday the 12th of April was held in Chicago a panel dedicated to Star Wars 9 on the occasion of the Star Wars Celebration, a convention official, which runs from April 11 to 15. Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm), J. J. Abrams (director of the film), Anthony Daniels (C-3P0), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Peo), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Joonas Suatamo (Chewbacca) and Naomi Ackie were present for the disclosure of information previously unpublished on the ultimate film that focused on the Skywalker.
The teaser that puts the eyes and the title unveiled
Finally, after months and months of waiting and suspense, Disney has unveiled the first images of Star Wars 9 ! The teaser was released at the end of the panel reserved for the thread in which the director J. J. Abrams and the actors have given some more info while keeping the mysteries on what we can expect for the following (read below). The teaser, it shows some plans impressive as for example a pretty acrobatics of Rey. You can also see the new images of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) rebuilding his helmet, the return of Lando Calrissian, or a scene with the late Carrie Fisher. But this is not all : the Emperor Palpatine may well also be the program since you can hear his laugh at the end of the teaser, and that his interpreter, Ian McDiarmid, has made an appearance on stage at the end of the video.
The other revelation, the official title of the film. This will ultimately not Balance of the Force, but The Rise of Skywalker that could be translated by The Ascent of Skywalker.
Star Wars 9 : the title of the movie unveiled
During the panel, other info were revealed and below is a summary of what we need to remember :
About Carrie Fisher : J. J. Abrams has mentioned the death of the actress and her presence in the film. Deeply moved, the director explained : “We all liked him a lot. It was the best. We could do nothing, could not the recaster or make it go away. We had scenes in the Wake of the Force that had not been used (…) It is unreal to say that it is no longer there because we work with it every day.“
A jump back in time : The director has confirmed that Star Wars 9 will not immediately after Star Wars 8 : the Last Jedi. He also shared that the film will see Rey, Finn, Poe, and Chewbacca to live a true “adventure” together unlike the previous film where they were all separated.
Phasma living or dead, has the answer : John Boyega aka Finn has confirmed the death of Captain Phasma being played by Gwendoline Christie . “She’s dead !!” has he entrusted to you. The actor is also amused stories of love that one gives to his character, explaining that it is almost a pentagon in love between Finn, Rey, Pink, and Poe. It is what it is !
The character of Naomi Ackie unveiled : Still unknown, the character of Naomi Ackie has been announced : it will be Jannah. The actress has not been able to reveal a lot of details on it but explained that it’s going to cross the road to the group during the film. Naomi Ackie has refused to confirm or deny if it will be good or not for the daughter of Lando.
A new friend for BB8 : J. J. Abrams unveiled on stage the new friend of BB8, Dio (photo see below).
Throughout the panel, unseen photos from the film have been unveiled. Check out a few below :
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Rey (Daisy Ridley) unveiled during the panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), unveiled during the panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Finn (John Boyega) unveiled during the panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Poe (Oscar Isaac) unveiled during the panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) unveiled during the panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : a first glimpse of Jannah, the character of Naomi Ackie, unveiled at the panel of the film at the Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars 9 : Dio, the new housemate of BB8 unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration