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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!

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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Final Trailer Debuts Online - Watch Now!

The final trailer for the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and you can watch it right here!

The highly anticipated trailer debuted during halftime on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Monday night (October 21).

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, directed by J.J. Abrams, is the riveting 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.

Tickets to public screenings of the movie are now on sale. The movie hits theaters on December 20!

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Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, & Daisy Ridley Promote 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at D23 Expo

Oscar Isaac joins John Boyega and Daisy Ridley on stage during the D23 Expo on Saturday (August 23) in Anaheim, Calif.

The co-stars were joined by writer/director JJ Abrams as they promoted the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Other cast members in attendance included Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotama, Kelly Marie Tran, and newcomer Keri Russell.

During the event, the cast debuted the new movie poster, which features Emperor Palpatine looking over Rey and Kylo Ren fighting.

You can see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters on December 20.

FYI: Daisy is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the expo…More Here! »

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'Star Wars' Cast Debuts 'Rise of Skywalker' Trailer in Chicago!

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac appear on stage together for the Star Wars: Episode IX panel during the Star Wars Celebration on Friday (April 12) in Chicago, Ill.

The actors were joined by director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and co-stars Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Naomi Ackie (Jannah).

The stars debuted the title and trailer of the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which will be released in theaters on December 20.

The panel was moderated by Stephen Colbert.

FYI: Daisy is wearing a Monse corset and pants.

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'Game of Thrones' Prequel Main Cast Revealed!

The Game of Thrones prequel is coming together!

The main cast of the upcoming HBO prequel pilot was revealed as of Tuesday (January 8).

Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo are all series regulars, joining the previously announced Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse.

S.J. Clarkson is set to direct and serve as executive producer.

Plot details for the upcoming prequel are being kept a secret. That said, we know that it “chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend–it’s not the story we think we know.”

It will also take place 1,000 years before Game of Thrones.