New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Footage Gives Fans a Look at Dark Rey

Unveiled during D23.

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With only a few more months to go before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, new footage for the highly-anticipated film was released by Disney during its D23 Expo event held over the weekend.

Coming in at just over two-minutes, the video includes footage from past films in the franchise along with new clips from the The Rise of Skywalker and a first look at dark Rey. The footage in question sees Rey wearing black and wielding a red dual-lightsaber, similar to the lightsaber Darth Maul uses.

During the panel, Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, spoke about what it’s like touching both sides of the Force in her third Star Wars film. “It’s been great,” she says. “I also think, weirdly, it’s been the most human thing because everybody struggles. Everybody has their things in life where one thing’s pulling me this way, one thing’s pulling me this way. What’s this journey going to be and where am I going to end up? So it’s been fun to play that.”

Director J.J. Abrams also confirmed that unseen footage of Carrie Fisher from Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be repurposed to craft a storyline for the character in The Rise of Skywalker.

Check out the video above for the D23 “Special Look” at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker above. The new chapter arrives December 20 and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. New cast members include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell. Longtime Star Wars alum Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams will also star in the film.

In addition to the new footage, Lucasfilm also revealed a new poster for The Rise of Skywalker. And in case you’ve missed it, here’s the first trailer for The Mandalorian.

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