The World Premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is tonight in Hollywood. The highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker Saga is about to come to an end. The iconic story that has spanned four decades over nine episodes and spawned legions of fans worldwide has many wondering how it’ll come to an end. What does J.J. Abrams have up his sleeve this time? We’re all about to find out in a few days, but some lucky attendees are going to find out tonight.

The Rise of Skywalker red carpet event begins at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET this evening. Star Wars fans have been treated with a variety of different TV spots over the last few weeks, but J.J. Abrams assures that the movie has not been spoiled in the promotional material. With that being said, the Star Wars world premiere is tonight, so there will be leaks, and there will be real spoilers floating around the internet, so consider yourself warned.

The Rise of Skywalker red carpet event will feature most of the Star Wars cast including Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Naomi Ackie, Anthony Daniels, Richard E. Grant, Ian McDiarmid, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Dominic Monaghan, and Greg Grunberg. In addition, J.J. Abrams (director/writer/producer), Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan (producers), Callum Greene, Jason McGatlin (executive producers), John Williams (composer), Chris Terrio (writer), Dan Mindel (director of photography), Rick Carter (production designer), Michael Kaplan costume designer), Maryann Brandon, Stefan Grube (editors), will also all be on hand. But that’s not all. There’s a lot more people who will be on hand tonight.

Tonight’s special guests include Harrison Ford, Omid Abtahi, Amy Adams, Elizabeth Banks, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Bergeron, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, Steve Blum, Josh Brener, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gina Carano, Zooey Deschanel, Ashley Eckstein, Donald Faison, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jeff Gordon, Nolan Gould, Taylor Gray, Chris Holmes, Saul Hudson, aka Slash from Guns N’ Roses, Ryan Kalil, and Taran Killam. In addition, Matt Lanter, Scott Lawrence, Daniel Logan, Vanessa Marshall, Gaten Matarazzo, Frances McDormand, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Suzie McGrath, Bobby Moynihan, Yoda voice and puppeteer Frank Oz, Kim Raver, Rico Rodriguez, Ben Schwartz, Drew Scott, Jonathan Scott, Marcus Scribner, Christopher Sean, Elisabeth Shue, Tiya Sircar, Cobie Smulders, Emily Swallow, James Arnold Taylor, Myrna Velasco, Ming-Na Wen, Bryan Burke, and more will all be on hand. It sounds like one pretty big party that Star Wars fans can watch from the comfort of their own home.

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Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the 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. The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.

Verizon, Danone North, Dolby, GE Appliances, General Mills, McDonald’s, Porsche, and United Airlines are the corporate sponsors on board to help make The Rise of Skywalker premiere and promotion a reality. You can check out tonight’s festivities above, thanks to the Star Wars YouTube channel. However, if you try and click on the link now, it will be shown as a private video, so tune in tonight at 5 PM PT.

Kevin Burwick at Movieweb



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