Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker got its first poster at Disney’s D23 Expo an hour back and it was enough to make a splash. The poster teases an epic fight between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren as the threat of Emperor Palpatine looms in the background. Check out the ominous looking poster in high resolution below.
The fight between Rey and Ren atop a cliff is eerily reminiscent of the final skirmish between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. That movie ended with Anakin succumbing to the dark side and completing his journey to becoming the famed Darth Vader. In that case however, the outcome was well known since the movies were prequels. Whether The Rise of Skywalker will pull a similar twist remains to be seen, though the ending should certainly be memorable in some way.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20, 2019. It will be directed by J. J. Abrams and see the return of series veterans Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher. There’s only been one teaser released thus far; a second should hopefully follow some time in the next month or two.