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The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9 has arrived, along with a few more details about the final installment of the Skywalker saga from a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Perhaps most importantly, we finally know the movie’s full name — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Director JJ Abrams said Episode 9 doesn’t continue immediately after the events of The Last Jedi. He described it as “an adventure that the group goes on together.” He also addressed the late Carrie Fisher’s appearance in the film using footage cut from The Force Awakens. “The idea of having [Princess Leia as] a CG character was off the table,” he said, while noting it was impossible to recast the part.

Billy Dee Williams made an appearance at the panel, confirming reports Lando Calrissian would appear in the film. Meanwhile, newcomer Naomi Ackie confirmed her character is named Janna, and the panel also offered a look at a new droid named Dio.

Star Wars: Episode 9 will hit theaters on December 20th. It will eventually be available to stream alongside the rest of the saga through Disney+, the Mouse House’s upcoming streaming platform.

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