VFXShow 247: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

In the last of the trilogy of trilogies, it is discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race to find out his whereabouts and avoid a new armada of Star Destroyers from attacking. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey deals with her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.

Mark Hamill (posted on his twitter feed) of a young man, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

This marks the end of a journey started 42 years ago, with Episode IV: A New Hope, a film that led many of us to join the industry and shaped the next four decades of visual effects.


The visual effects were created by Industrial Light & Magic and supervised by Roger Guyett. As of the time of recording this show (The week of January 12, 2020), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had grossed $478.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $511.7 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $990 million.

Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels)

The Jedi Council for this episode are:

  • Matt Wallin         @mattwallin   mattwallin.com
  • Jason Diamond  @jasondiamond      www.thediamondbros.com
  • Mike Seymour   @mikeseymour

This show was recorded with Mike at a HICSS conference in Hawaii so his sound quality if not of his normal standard.

Dan Mindel and Roger Guyett on the set of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Adam Driver is Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley is Rey in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

We will have more on the Oscars and the other films nominated here at fxguide soon.

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