Fans are waving their lightsabers again, as the most classic space-opera franchise is coming back with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."
The "trilogies after trilogies" franchise is set to deliver the ninth and last episode of its prequel trilogy. Directed by J. J. Abrams, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will showcase the stories that happened since "The Last Jedi" in 2017.
A new set of characters were added to the official casting list, and they remained quiet until today -- even though the film is only two months away from its official release.
The "End of the Fucking World" actress Naomi Ackie will play the role of Jannah, a warrior from Resistance who has spent a long time learning her skills for the greatest battle on the trilogy. She will play one of the most important roles in the film and will contribute to provide closure for the story, which is already more than four decades in the making.
In an interview with Total Film, Ackie revealed that she will support Resistance with her bizarre warfare skills to defeat the First Order and Emperor Palpatine. Ackie's character, Jannah, seemed to know Finn as seen on the cover story of the film.
Because she appeared just now -- after keeping information about her character rare -- people are guessing that Jannah's role is indeed massive and the news of her being more than an extraordinary warrior could be true.
The actress admitted that she went through a lot of preparation for her character, training riding horses for months and even shooting arrows from a distance. Fans do not have an idea yet if she will also use some high technology weaponry, but the arrow itself already explained that the character would be chilling with her primordial artilleries.
Since the cast and the whole Star Wars team were still silent on giving new details about the film, people had a hunch that there must be a complete lock-down inside the set. If there was, spoilers could be really prevented and everything about the upcoming "Star Wars" film would be revealed only during the official release.
However, the fans' deduction was proven right when Ackie herself told Metro.co.uk during the Triple Force Friday's global launch that they were not allowed to take their scripts at home. To add more challenge, they were only allowed to read the script twice and they should all be ready to go.
It took three auditions for her to finally take a step on the set, so she would have immediately posted it on social media. Fortunately, she was able to control herself in spilling spoilers.
She joined this saga-fever group with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Ewan McGregor, and she admitted to feeling overwhelmed after joining such an elite cast.
"So far, I have been embraced by fandom in a way that I couldn't even anticipate," Ackie stated.
Fans have to wait until December 20 of this year to know whether their other theories and guesses are right or wrong.
Ackie will also take part in the "Game of Thrones" prequel, with her character still to be announced.