New Rise of Skywalker stills, interviews

Thanks to the New York Times, we finally have a decent copy of one of the first stills from The Rise of Skywalker that was originally revealed at Celebration Chicago.

There’s also a new image of Finn from USA Today’s holiday movie preview. John Boyega says that he aimed for Finn to “to eventually find his place and to have a team that he’s fighting for” without losing his strong personality along the way. “I wanted to show him in a light that shows growth and more of an understanding of his world and of the people in it.”

Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are both taking part in Omaze drives to meet them at The Rise of Skywalker premiere. Driver’s is to support Arts in the Armed Forces, and Ridley’s is for the GEANCO Foundation.

Anthony Daniels posted a new behind-the-scene picture, and he’s been chatting up his new book with Radio Times and Star Wars Insider.

Naomi Acke is in the Los Angeles Times talking Jannah, her weapon, and joining the Star Wars universe, while Ridley discussed dealing with fame at a Marie Claire event.

Meanwhile, Kelly Marie Tran on Rose’s role in the new film, and what she trained for.

The Rise of Skywalker is currently tracking for what would be the lowest opening of the sequel trilogy, though still well within blockbuster range.