First look at Babu Frik in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released!
Lucasfilm has released a first look at the character Babu Frik in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, arriving in theaters on December 20. Babu Frik is described as a tiny droidsmith who works among the Spice Runners of Kijimi and can reprogram or modify virtually any droid, regardless of the security measures protecting its systems. You can check out the full photo of the new character now in the gallery below!
The studio has also announced that it has joined forces with eight iconic brands — Porsche, Bose, United Airlines, General Electric, McDonald’s, Samsung Mobile, General Mills, and Dannon — to launch a massive global promotional campaign for the film.
The brands are teaming up to offer fans the chance to enter a special sweepstakes that will allow the winner to be among the first to see the film at the World Premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, as well as receive a pair of already sold-out Jedi Master ticket packages to Star Wars Celebration 2020! For official rules and how to enter the sweepstakes, go to https://www.starwars.com/the-rise-of-skywalker-sweepstakes-official-rules.
“When we set out to craft our promotional campaign for Star Wars, we wanted to align with brands that were not only best-in-class, but also unparalleled Star Wars fans themselves. The truly organic fit allowed for the development of unique and inspired creative, and as a result, we are very proud of the exciting and distinct campaigns that will emerge from this collaboration,” said Lylle Breier, SVP at Global Marketing Partnerships.
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.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek) returning to direct the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice 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.