Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Teases New Character Details

The upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about to conclude not solely the journeys of sequel trilogy characters but additionally your entire Skywalker Saga, however the ordeal will not solely consist of acquainted faces, as it’s going to see the debut of new characters as effectively. Naomi Ackie is becoming a member of the franchise as Jannah, a personality that audiences have but to be taught a lot about, although the actress herself shared just a few particulars about her character’s function within the new movie and the way she ready for the epic journey. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is about to land in theaters on December 20th.

“Jannah is a warrior, and she comes into contact with the remainder of the group at a degree the place they want some assist,” Ackie revealed to Total Film. “She is an element of the Resistance, and she’s spent a very long time buying expertise that could be useful on the subject of the large conclusion of the movie. So she exhibits up on the proper time.”

Fans have but to be taught what the narrative will discover, although rumors have circulated that our heroes turn into separated to embark on their very own missions. Early teases of the brand new movie present that John Boyega’s Finn will meet with Jannah, which can even embody sequences that includes the horse-like orbak creatures. To movie the sequences, Ackie went all-in on getting ready with actual animals.

“I was training for seven months, three times a week, at an amazing horse ranch called The Devil’s Horsemen,” the actress admitted. “By the end of it, I could canter without any hands. I could play catch with balls while on a horse… It’s the best part of the job – you get paid to learn!”

One large idea that has been circulating is that, with Billy Dee Williams returning to play Lando Calrissian, audiences may uncover that Jannah was Lando’s daughter. Earlier this yr, Ackie weighed in on the rumor, with her response leaving us with simply as many questions as solutions.

“Listen, Lando is a very charming man, so he could have children all over the universe. That’s what I’m saying,” Ackie teased at The Rise of Skywalker panel at Star Wars Celebration. “All I can say is the unique group are occurring this epic journey and I’m so enthusiastic about the place Jannah crosses paths with them.”


Stay tuned for particulars on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which hits theaters on December 20th.

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