Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is almost here. We're just a few weeks away from the final chapter in the Skywalker saga debuting in theaters. This weekend, some of the cast and crew were in Sãu Paulo, Brazil for the Comic Con Experience, more commonly referred to as CCXP. It was there that they dropped the latest featurette, which explores the intense friendships both in front of and behind the camera.
Through old on set footage, we get to see original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford goofing around and loving up on one another. This is intercut with more recent footage of John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley together, shooting the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga with The Rise of Skywalker.
There isn't much new footage from the actual movie on display, but we do get to see Chewbacca hugging BB-8 in a wonderful moment behind the scenes. We also get to hear the core cast of this new trilogy pay each other the highest compliments. There is quite a bit of footage featuring Carrie Fisher just prior to her death. While we do see Mark Hamill in footage shot on the set of the original trilogy, he's nowhere to be seen in this latest footage that arrives direct from the show floor at CCXP. Lucasfilm describes this latest video as follows.
A special look at the friendships between the cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted today to an enthusiastic audience during The Rise of Skywalker panel at Brazil's Comic Con Experience 2019 (CCXP) held in São Paulo. Érico Borgo, the Content Director of Omelete.com.br, hosted the panel, which included director/writer J.J. Abrams, and actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.
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.
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. You can check out the CCXP video direct from Disney and Lucasfilm.