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THERE IS ONE MONTH UNTIL STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER IS RELEASED!! As you can tell, we can barely hide our excitement. After a whole bunch of new images and a new TV spot yesterday, Disney has finally released a set of totally epic character posters that show off the whole core cast of the final entry into the Skywalker saga.

BB-8 stands in front of a starry background

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The gorgeous posters set 13 of our favorite characters against an epic space background. These posters give us a taste of the drama and very stylish costumes that we’ll get to enjoy when the highly-anticipated film hits screens on December 20. As you can see, there’s some very, very good droids who are finally getting some shine, meaning that they’re likely going to play a big part.

C-3PO stands in front of a starry background

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Not just the classics either, as you can see. The new addition to the cute crew here is the marvelous D-O.

D-0 stands in front of a starry background

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R2D2 stands in front of a starry background

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In case you aren’t aware of just what Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about, here’s what you need to know: It’s the third film in Disney’s new trilogy that follows Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) as they battle the evil First Order led by Snoke (Andy Serkis) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

The trio was first seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where they starred alongside classic Star Wars heroes Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew/Joonas Suotamo.) They were joined in Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Luke Skywalker (Luke Hamill) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran). As that film ended, they were attempting to rebuild the Resistance.

The new film will see the team travel around the galaxy attempting to find support and allies amongst the stars whilst dealing with the potential return of one of the evilest forces in the history of Star Wars.

Finn stands in front of a starry background

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Poe stands in front of a starry background

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Rey stands in front of a starry background

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It’s important to note that Rose Tico has been missing from a lot of the official Star Wars promo but she’s front and center here.

Rose Storytelling has often been used as a way of sharing messages about the past, history, and even the potential of the future. Star Wars is about the titular space battles but it's also a warning against oppressive fascist regimes and the lengths they'll go to stay in power, that takes directly from the horrors of WW2 to tell its story. George Orwell's Animal Farm might seem like it's centered on cute critters living the rural life but it's actually an analog for the horrors of dictators and the notion that Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Whereas Frozen didn't aim for the lofty heights of clear political analog and instead went for a general story about female power, the sequel tries to delve into that with a well intentioned but misguided take on colonialism that begins feeling like it has the potential to be a little radical but eventually veers into we'll trodden white savior territory.

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Chewbacca stands in front of a starry background

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Kylo stands in front of a starry background holding a red lightsaber

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Alongside the characters that we’ve grown to love from the new trilogy, we also get a look at some of the new roster including the heroic Jannah (Naomi Ackie), the enigmatic Zorii Bliss (Keri Russell), and the returning icon Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams). We can’t wait to see the new additions and the return of Lando and these posters have just gotten us even more excited for the part they’ll all play.

Jannah stands in front of a starry background

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Zorrii stands in front of a starry background

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Lando stands in front of a starry background

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It’s a super exciting glimpse at what fans can expect when the film is finally released next month. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker looks like it has the potential to be an epic ending to the saga that has been delighting fans and filmgoers since 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. With only a few months to go, it’s the perfect time to go back and rewatch the eight films that have led to this moment which you can currently do on a selection of streamers including Disney+ and Netflix.

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