Know Your Faces: A Guide to the New Characters of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
As eager as we are to see some of our favorite characters from the past return in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' we're just as curious to see new characters and what parts they might play in the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Here are the new faces we know about so far.
1. ZORII BLISS
Portrayed by Keri Russell, the mysterious masked figure with a criminal past is an old friend of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).
A former ally of the Resistance, tribal warrior Jannah Naomi Ackie crosses paths with Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe as they head off on an epic adventure. Expect Jannah to play a significant role in what happens.
3. GENERAL PRYDE
Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant ('Can You Ever Forgive Me?') turns evil as a high-ranking commander in the First Order and will surely prove to be a formidable foe.
The new, one-wheeled droid, whose lovable, loyal counterparts include R2-D2, BB-8 and C-3PO, will spin into action in surprising ways, we imagine.
5. BABU FRIK
Every droid needs an expert droidsmith to repair damage and/or modify mechanical specifications, especially when security protocols must be unlocked. Known for working among the Spice Runners of Kijimi, Babu Frik is one of the best.
6. MYSTERIOUS RESISTANCE TROOPER
Dominic Monaghan (TV's 'Lost,' cocreated by J.J. Abrams) has confirmed that he will be playing a key role in the concluding installment of the Skywalker saga. It appears that he will be appearing as a Resistance fighter, but we're awaiting further, specfic confirmation.