We're just a few weeks away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the marketing campaign for the film is hitting a zenith. Fans have already gotten to see some pretty epic posters surrounding the end of the "Skywalker Saga" -- and a new Australian-exclusive variant is particularly breathtaking. The poster, which is created by artist Mark Raats, features a hand grasping for a lightsaber, as various characters and iconic images sit in the background.
It’s been a privilege to have been asked again by @Lucasfilm and @Disney to do an Australian Exclusive poster for @starwars The Rise of Skywalker.@StarWarsAUNZ @disneyaunz #TheRiseOfSkywalker #Disney #Lucasfilm #EventCinemas #StarWarsAUNZ #NatashaLouiseEnterprises #StarWars pic.twitter.com/THmkPQ6NwI— Mark Raats (@mark_raats) December 3, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher.
"Our movie was not just following what we had started [with The Force Awakens], it was following what we had started and then had been advanced by someone else [with Star Wars: The Last Jedi]. So there was that, and, finally, it was resolving nine movies," director J.J. Abrams shared in an interview back in April. "While there are some threads of larger ideas and some big-picture things that had been conceived decades ago and a lot of ideas that Lawrence Kasdan and I had when we were doing Episode VII, the lack of absolute inevitability, the lack of a complete structure for this thing, given the way it was being run, was an enormous challenge."
"The story that we're telling, the story that we started to conceive when we did The Force Awakens was allowed to continue. Episode VIII didn't really derail anything that we were thinking about," Abrams echoed in a previous interview. "But I will say that the fun of this movie is that these characters are all together on this adventure as a group. That's the thing that I was most excited about to see, the dynamic between these characters that these amazing actors play on this desperate, seat-of-your-pants adventure. That, to me, was the most fun, having the group together."
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will arrive in theaters on December 20th.