Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019, is the final instalment of the Skywalker saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film brings many character arcs to a close while introducing new twists and turns. Here’s an overview of the key cast members.
Daisy Ridley as Rey
Daisy Ridley reprises her role as Rey, now a full-fledged Jedi. In The Rise of Skywalker, Rey confronts the truth about her lineage while continuing to fight against the dark side. Ridley’s portrayal embodies both strength and vulnerability, amplifying the character’s growth throughout the trilogy.
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo
Adam Driver returns as Kylo Ren, also known as Ben Solo, whose internal struggle reaches a critical point in this film. Driver’s nuanced performance provides depth to this complex character’s transformation.
John Boyega as Finn
John Boyega is back as Finn. Once a stormtrooper, Finn has grown into a committed leader in the Resistance. His loyalty and bravery are central themes in Boyega’s performance in this film.
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Oscar Isaac returns as Poe Dameron. The skilled pilot’s leadership is tested as he grapples with the responsibilities of leadership within the Resistance.
Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa
Carrie Fisher posthumously reprises her role as General Leia Organa, using previously unused footage from earlier films. Her character continues to inspire and lead the Resistance.
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico
Kelly Marie Tran returns as Rose Tico. After her heroic actions in The Last Jedi, Rose continues to fight for the Resistance, proving that anyone can make a difference in the galaxy’s dire times.
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Anthony Daniels returns as the loveable protocol droid, C-3PO. With his usual comedic timing, Daniels brings warmth and light-heartedness to the saga’s final chapter.
New Cast Members
Naomi Ackie joins the cast as Jannah, a former stormtrooper who aids the Resistance. Richard E. Grant also joins as Allegiant General Pryde, a high-ranking official in the First Order. Their additions bring fresh dynamics to the film’s ensemble cast.
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