Entertainment News Update: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker is “breathtaking,” promises one of the filmmakers currently putting the finishing touches to the climactic space adventure. And the movie’s editor, Maryann Brandon, a frequent collaborator with director J.J. Abrams, also believes the film delivers a “respectful” and “shockingly successful” use of footage of the late Carrie Fisher.
Among the spectacular space action, Brandon singles out a water-based action scene in particular as being “just crazy breathtaking.” But she promises more than just eye-popping effects: “I’m really excited for this film because it’s emotional and mature,” she says, admitting she fought back tears a few times while working on certain scenes. “It’s taking Star Wars to a really proper ending for the saga.”
The Rise of Skywalker opens in the UK and Australia on Dec. 19 and the US on Dec. 20.