He added that having a CG character, recasting or just having her disappear, were not options.
Returning cast members for Episode IX include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Williams said. "Lando never left me". Disney's first two "Star Wars" films, "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi" and its spinoffs, "Rogue One" and "Solo", have already grossed more than $4.8 billion at the worldwide box office.
Picking up "some time" after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - in which the Resistance suffered significant losses against the First Order - The Rise of Skywalker finds Rey, Finn, Poe, and company embarking on an adventure together.
Another colleague and resident "Star Wars" expert, Mike Rose, had a similar reaction. (Let those locks flow, Kylo!) Billy Dee Williams made his grand return to the franchise, too, reprising the role of that smooth-talking scoundrel Lando Calrissian. Audiences aren't aware enough of the fact this is the final film in the Skywalker Saga yet. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the ninth and final movie of the Skywalker saga that began with A New Hope in 1977.
IX will feature a live Princess Leia, played by Carrie Fisher, even though she died in 2016, director JJ Abrams shared on Friday.
When prodded about what will happen with the complex relationship between Kylo and Rey, Ridley demurred, "I guess the Kylo and Rey thing, we'll have to see". Based on what we heard in the trailer, it sounds like Mark Hamill isn't quite done with Luke Skywalker yet (but he may just be a Force ghost like Obi-Wan and Anakin). It's all very exciting, teeing up the end of one of film's most iconic and long-running sagas.
This will be the last Star Wars trailer fans can expect to see for a while. Could her true parents and lineage be revealed in "The Rise of Skywalker" later this year?
United Airlines, Lucasfilm and Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bashir loyalists to rally in Khartoum on Thursday: party
After a meeting chaired by Bashir on Sunday, Sudan's security council said the demands of the protesters "have to be heard". And witnesses said many army vehicles carrying troops were deploying in the centre of Khartoum early Thursday.
Child hurt, suspect arrested in Mall of America incident
A witness at the Bloomington mall told WCCO that a woman was screaming that someone threw her child from the third floor balcony. Potts said the suspect took off running right after the incident but was quickly found and arrested at the mall.
Measles outbreak causes health hysteria
Her son's mother-in-law has measles, she said, and is now in the hospital. "It's not just that they know what questions to ask". New York City declares a state of public health emergency in Brooklyn as the measles outbreak has reached at least 285 cases.