New Images From STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Disney and Lucasfilm, via Vanity Fair, is slowly pulling the curtain back on the next installment of Star Wars. The images in the gallery below gives us a great look at the Knights of Ren and Kerri Russell’s mysterious new character, Zorri Bliss.

Kylo Ren has it all wrong: you can’t bring back the past and become your own grandfather, and you can’t kill the past, either. All you can do is make your peace with it and learn from it and move on. Abrams is doing that with Star Wars—and meanwhile the Resistance is going to have to do that, too, if they really are going to bring this saga to an end. Because we’ve been here before, watching a band of scrappy rebels take down a technofascist empire, and it seemed to work fine at the time—but it didn’t last. The same goes for the Jedi and their struggle with the Sith. To end this story, really end it, they’re going to have to figure out the conditions of a more permanent victory over the forces of darkness. Their past was imperfect at best, and the present is a complete disaster—but the future is all before them. This time, finally, they’re going to get it right.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker opens in theaters 12/20/19

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