Titled “Friendship,” the new featurette, looking back at the behind-the-scenes history of the franchise, focuses on the intimacy and warmth that exists among the cast and crew of those who created these nine films. In a couple short minutes, it makes the process of createing these films seem like an authentically positive, affirming experience, one that forms lifelong friendships.
It’s also one that features quite a bit of dancing. In the featurette, we see a classic clip of a young Billy Dee Williams slowly grooving, and we also see Daisy Ridley breaking it down while dressed in her Rey getup. Star Wars stories are often about found family and its power, and it’s nice to see that for those who create those stories, that experience might be very real indeed.
The Rise of Skywalker hits theatres December 19.