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J.J. Abrams Says 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Will Introduce New Force Powers That 'Will Infuriate Some People'

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams has revealed Episode IX features previously unknown Force powers that could potentially divide fans.

“It was really important that we not just redo the things you’ve seen, but add new elements—which we knew will infuriate some people and thrill others,” the 53-year-old writer-director told Vanity Fair.

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“Among those things are not just new ways of doing sort of traditional, must-have sequences, whether it’s chases or lightsaber battles, or what have you,” J.J. added. “We wanted to make sure that this picture also showed aspects of the Force in ways that go beyond what you’ve seen before.”

Pictured: J.J. Abrams joining the cast of Star Wars: The Rise Of SkywalkerRichard E. Grant, Billy Dee Williams, Keri Russell, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels – at the global press conference for the film at the Pasadena Convention Center on Wednesday (December 4) in Pasadena, Calif.

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Daisy Ridley & 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Cast Get First-Look at New Disney Parks Star Wars Attraction!

The cast of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have gotten an exclusive treat!

Leading stars – Kelly Marie Tran, director J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Keri Russell, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels and Naomi Ackie – got a first-look at the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Monday (December 2) at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif.

The attraction opens tomorrow (December 5) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and January 17, 2020, at Disneyland Park in California.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality on a scale never seen before in a Disney attraction.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20!

READ MORE: Star Wars’ Finn & Poe Will Not Become Boyfriends in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

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Star Wars' Finn & Poe Will Not Become Boyfriends in 'Rise of Skywalker'

Fans have been shipping the relationship between Oscar Isaac‘s Poe and John Boyega‘s Finn in the Star Wars movies ever since the release of The Force Awakens, but the two characters will never have a romantic connection.

If you were hoping to see the two characters become boyfriends in The Rise of Skywalker, the two actors have some bad news for you.

“Personally, I kind of hoped and wished that maybe that would’ve been taken further in the other films, but I don’t have control,” Oscar told Variety at the movie’s junket on Tuesday (December 3). “It seemed like a natural progression, but sadly enough it’s a time when people are too afraid, I think, of…I don’t know what.”

“If they would’ve been boyfriends, that would have been fun,” Oscar added.

John said, “They’ve always had a quite loving and open relationship in which it wouldn’t be too weird if it went beyond it. But at the same time, they are just platonic at the moment.”

Director J.J. Abrams teased that there will be LGBTQ representation in the movie.

“In the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film,” he said. “I will say I’m giving away nothing about what happens in the movie. But I did just say what I just said.”

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John Boyega Reveals Lines You Won't Hear in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Video)

John Boyega is avoiding spoilers!

The 27-year-old Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (November 27).

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During his appearance, John avoided giving away Star Wars spoilers by listing off some lines fans won’t hear in the movie with Jimmy instead.

READ MORE: John Boyega Admits to Accidentally Leaking the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Script

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John Boyega Admits to Accidentally Leaking the 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Script

John Boyega admitted that he was the reason a copy of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended up on eBay!

The 27-year-old actor made the confession during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday (November 27) in New York City.

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“It was me! Let me tell you how this went down. It was actually from my apartment. I was moving apartments and I left my script under my bed. I was like, you know what, I’m going to leave it under my bed, when I wake up in the morning, I’ll take it and then move,” John explained.

He continued, “But then my boys came over, and we started partying a little bit, and then the script just stayed there. And then a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds the script, and puts it on eBay for like [$84]. So the person didn’t know the true value!”

Find out how the script got returned to Disney!

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Stormtoopers Fly Now in New Clip From 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' (Video)

“They fly now?!” Yes, stormtoopers are taking to the sky in the newest clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

The latest clip from the highly anticipated final entry into the Skywalker saga debuted on Monday (November 25).

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First order jet troopers, first introduced in the Poe Dameron 1 comic released in 2016, were later identified in the 2017 video game Star Wars Battlefront II.

In the clip, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), Finn (John Boyega) and Dameron (Oscar Isaac) exclaim “They fly now?!” while being pursued on Pasaana.

READ MORE: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Run Time Revealed & It’s Shorter Than Expected

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