Empire Magazine Debuts Exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Covers

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Empire Magazine Debuts Exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Covers

Empire Magazine debuts exclusive Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker covers

A few months ahead of the film’s highly-anticipated release, Empire Magazine has debuted its electrifying exclusive covers for the final primary installment in the acclaimed sci-fi franchise Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, teasing the ultimate showdown between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, which can be viewed below!

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Returning cast members for Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Trek) returning to direct the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (ArgoJustice League). Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with The Rise of Skywalker.

The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.