Lucasfilm Releases Clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and J.J. Abrams Announces the Film is Finally Finished


Today Disney and Lucasfilm released a clip from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and apparently Stormtroopers fly now.


So now there are catapult type vehicles that fling Stormtroopers into the air till they activate their jet packs and fly. I guess I’m confused about why they don’t just activate their jetpacks and fly without the catapult. It is very much like what we just saw in “The Mandalorian” from Friday’s episode.

I will give them credit for trying to do something that feels new though, even if I think it’s a bit off.

But that’s not all!

With this clip comes the news that J.J. Abrams and his team have finally finished The Rise of Skywalker. Nothing like cutting it close. But the rumor is that the test screenings did not go well and people actually tried to walk out. Because of that there were a lot more reshoots than usual. Makes me think a bit of the Solo: A Star Wars Story reshoots and rumors that might have led to some of the poor ticket sales when it came out.

Plus there has been a lot of issues as the fanbase has been fractured significantly over The Last Jedi. The stakes are quite high with this film, so there is a lot of pressure to “fix” the issues. Personally, I don’t think they can. But moving forward if they can keep up what is working with “The Mandalorian” they can, perhaps, bring the fandom back in somewhat.

I think not having the new core three characters as a team has hurt the franchise as well. People often thing of Star Wars as Luke, Leia and Han. So far they seem to want Rey, Finn and Poe to be the new trio, but they have not made them much of a team. With this film it seems they are going to try and recapture that group effort feeling. It’s just sad they waited until the last film to do so.

Either way, there is a new clip you can check out above and it’s all finished and ready to go for the December 20th release date.

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