New The Rise of Skywalker Details Revealed

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Comes to Theaters This December

Vanity Fair dropped some new details on the ninth mainline Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, in a lengthy article published today. The article revealed the character names and roles of Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant (who were both announced last year as part of the movie’s cast) along with giving a sneak peek at Kylo Ren’s Knights of Ren.

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Russell’s character was revealed to be a “masked scoundrel” named Zorri Bliss while Grant’s character is a First Order officer named Allegiant General Pryde.

The Vanity Fair article also revealed that Kylo Ren and Rey will have a lightsaber duel at some point in Episode IX. A photo of the duel can be seen below.

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Photo: Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair

Yup, that definitely looks like a lightsaber duel! As for the rest of the article, there are some quotes from the big stars of the movie: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.

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Episode IX is slated to hit theaters on December 20th.