🚨Star Wars 9 Images Reveal Knights Of Ren, Luke Skywalker, New Characters Confirmed🚨 -
Vanity Fair's massive The Rise of Skywalker cover story included a gallery of new photos, including looks at the Knights of Ren, new characters played by Richard E. Grant and Kerri Russell, and Luke Skywalker. Check them out in the space above. During the Celebration panel, Naomi Ackie's Jannah and the droid D-0 were the only new Rise of Skywalker characters spotlighted, but fans knew the cast included several other fresh faces. Here, a couple key ones are officially revealed: Zorri Bliss (Keri Russell) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant). The former is described as a "masked scoundrel" while the latter is a First Order officer. It'll be interesting to see how both fit into the narrative and provide their spin on classic Star Wars tropes. Another major revelation is that, after months of ongoing rumors, the fabled Knights of Ren are appearing in The Rise of Skywalker. In one of the photos, Abrams is seen directing a group of costumed warriors, each wielding their own unique weapon. The Knights are one of the few dangling threads remaining from The Force Awakens, so hopefully they make some meaningful contributions to the story. Star Wars is rather notorious for giving "cool looking" villains little to do, and it'd be nice if that trend was reversed for the finale. Another eye-catching photo is that of Luke Skywalker, standing in front of a blazing landscape with R2-D2 by his side. Without context, it's difficult to say if this is from another flashback depicting the days of Luke's temple or something else entirely (if it's even from a scene in the movie at all).