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Rise of Skywalker Character Posters Evoke Classic Star Wars Action Figures

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker exactly one month away from its theatrical release, Lucasfilm has unveiled new character posters for the eagerly anticipated sequel in a familiar style.

The posters are reminiscent of the style of packaging for the classic action figures produced by Kenner for the original Star Wars trilogy from 1978 through 1985, complete with starry background and white border surrounding the spotlighted characters.

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The posters off closer looks at new characters, including Keri Russell's Zorii Bliss and Naomi Ackie's Jannah. Additionally, Kylo Ren's reformed helmet is on full display, as is the return of Lando Calrissian, now visibly using a cane.

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The upcoming film has been heralded as the culmination of the entire Skywalker Saga that ran through all eight previous episodic films, with the First Order and Resistance battling for the fate of the galaxy.

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.

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