D23 Expo 2019: New Poster For The Rise of Skywalker Revealed

Just a few minutes ago, Lucasfilm revealed a brand new poster for director J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker during the special Walt Disney Studios panel at D23 Expo 2019 and man is it a whopper of a design. We saw a teaser poster for Episode IX during the film’s panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 back in April. Click the image below for a larger view of this simply stunning visual masterpiece.

Emperor Palpatine casts an unmistakable shadow over the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster unveiled Saturday during a panel at D23 Expo.

In the haunting image, Rey and Kylo Ren appear in silhouette, lightsabers ignited, seemingly locked in a duel while perched precariously on a piece of debris. In the background, bolts of lightning illuminate their struggle, highlighted in blue and red to match their opposing lightsaber blades.

And peering out from the background, larger than life, a face set deep in shadow seems to look directly into our own eyes: the face of Emperor Palpatine, first heard cackling at the end of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released at Star Wars Celebration Chicago earlier this year. Take a closer look for yourself at the full image below!