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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Featurette: An Emotional Look At Four Decades Of The Pop Culture Force

'Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker'

We are a little under a month away before one of the most iconic space sagas concludes with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. During the American Music Awards, a new featurette was released and gave an emotional look at how the franchise George Lucas started in 1977 has impacted pop culture and the world.

In under three minutes, the featurette encapsulates four decades of the franchise, leaving no stone unturned and featuring everything from A New Hope to the shots of the prequels with Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor to surprise appearances that we could see in The Rise of Skywalker (yes, that was Lin-Manuel Miranda) to heartfelt shots of the late Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.

The video also shows exactly how Star Wars has been in the cultural zeitgeist, showing clips and spoofs from The Simpsons, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother, black-ish, Key and Peele and, of course, Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs.

In The Rise Of Skywalker, which debuts December 20, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with a conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Watch the featurette above.




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