Mark Hamill And Keri Russell Talk THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
This December will close a story over 40 years in the making. The Rise Of Skywalker will be the end of the Skywalker Saga. Star Wars stories will continue to be told, but the main story ends. J.J. Abrams is the man responsible for seeing the franchise over the finish line.
Abrams uses a lot of the same people in his projects. Greg Grunberg has been in early everything he has ever done. Another “Abramsverse” staple is Keri Russell. She will have a role in The Rise Of Skywalker as Zorri Bliss, who I am pretty sure is a bounty hunter. You can see her costume below.
She had this to say to the Associated Press when asked about the film:
“When I read his script that he wrote I cried. I mean who knows what it will turn out to be and I hope it remains true to what he originally wanted.”
I doubt she read the entire script. For super secret movies in big franchises, usually people only get the scenes they are in. However, things have seemed to be a bit more lax this time around than they have been in the past, so maybe things have changed and she did read the entire thing. But I do think she is right, in that we will be in for an emotional time regardless.
This is Abrams movie, but someone is appearing that precedes him. Mark Hamill, who has been with the franchise from the beginning as Luke Skywalker discussed how The Rise Of Skywalker will be his legacy. I will embed the tweet, but the comments are a wretched hive of scum and villainy, filled with nothing but crying entitled children. Here is his response to asking of The Rise Of Skywalker would be his last Star Wars film (Transcription below for those that can’t watch):
“I sure hope so. I had closure in the last one. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force Ghost.”
I mean I don’t think this will come as surprise to anyone. He was announced as a cast member from the get go, and literally says “See ya around kid” to Kylo Ren before he dies. To be seen as a force ghost is kind of a badge of honor for Jedi characters in the franchise. Not many have had that honor, especially in live action projects. Abrams strength is “moments”, so if you are worried about Force-Ghost-Luke, don’t be. It will be as poignant and powerful as you are hoping.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker hits theaters December 20th.
Source The Associated Press (2)