Stars, fans converge for ‘Rise of Skywalker’ premiere

“Star Wars” fans paid a living tribute to the franchise Monday at the world premiere of the last film in the newest trilogy, “The Rise of Skywalker.”

Fans dressed as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, bounty hunters, Darth Vader and other characters stood Monday and cheered the arrival of droids, Stormtroopers and the franchise’s human stars.

“The Rise of Skywalker” is one of 2019’s most anticipated film releases and concludes the third ‘Star Wars” trilogy that started in 2015 with “The Force Awakens.”

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The film stars Daisy Ridley as Rey, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and John Boyega as Stormtrooper-turned resistance fighter Finn.

It opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.

World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" - Red Carpe

Jennifer Catania, of Norwood, Mass., dressed as Princess Leia, Veronica Junco, of Providence, R.I., dressed as Queen Amidala, and Laura Williams, of Austin, Texas, dressed as Captain Phasma, take a selfie at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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