New Star Wars Image Shows Daisy Ridley & Mark Hamill In Key The Rise of Skywalker Scene

By Savannah Sanders Posted:
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Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's release last December, there's been a steady stream of behind-the-scenes information released, ranging from the film's troubled production to the cast's disappointment in their character arcs .

Just recently, Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, confirmed the answer to the biggest mystery of the trilogy kept changing . What ended up on screen, however, was that Rey was Palpatine's granddaughter. She later took on the Skywalker name as she buried both Luke and Leia's sabers in the sands of Tatooine.

Now we're getting a somewhat different peek behind-the-scenes of The Rise of Skywalker through an image from the film that highlights the moment when Rey began to choose her path.


Jonathon Olley, a film unit photographer who has worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, and Lucasfilm, shared a still from The Rise of Skywalker his Instagram .

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The shot is from a scene in The Rise of Skywalker where Luke, now a Force ghost, shows Rey where he kept Leia's lightsaber, and instructs her to take both his and Leia's saber to Exegol.

In the film, the blue, hazy glow that's been accompanying Force ghosts like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda surrounds Luke and makes him appear transparent. But, in this shot, that effect is absent.

Olley must have taken this shot while the scene was being filmed on set. This slightly stripped-down, pre-doctored still from such a heavy-CGI film offers a fascinating peek behind-the-scenes and showcases what the cast and crew saw during filming.

Jonathon Olley's post also highlights an incredibly important moment from the film's story. This is Rey's turning point, and the moment she receives something from her fallen master that she will use to defeat both Palpatine and her fears about herself and her identity.

Lastly, it sets the stage for the final scene in the film where she buries both this saber and Luke's before assuming the iconic Skywalker name and ending the Skywalker Saga.

- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.