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John Boyega Stars In the New Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

The actor reprises his role as Finn for the final installment of the Skywalker trilogy.

This past weekend, Disney released the trailer for the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, The Rise of Skywalker at The D23 Expo.

John Boyega has reprised his role as Finn for the film, and has previously hinted that this may be his final appearance in the franchise, telling MTV News that he "honestly thinks" he won't be playing the role again during an interview in April.

READ: John Boyega Tells The Story of How He Landed His Role In 'Star Wars' In This Animated Video

Here's the film's official description:

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.

The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth series in the saga, and the last film in the most recent trilogy, as Screen Rant notes.

While the new trailer shows plenty of throwback footage, it also includes never before seen shots of characters like Finn, Poe, Chewbacca and C-3PO and Reywho looks like she's taken a dark turn in the upcoming film.

Director J.J. Abrams has returned to direct the film. The film also stars Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Naomi Ackie, Mark Hamill, Oscar Issac and more.

The upcoming installment hits theaters December 20. Check out the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker below.

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6 Films Showing How Sci-Fi Stories Can Be Relevant in Nollywood

An introduction to a subgenre in Nigeria's film industry that's only getting started.

Nollywood screenwriter and director Dimeji Ajibola recently released a 1-minute teaser of his upcoming dystopian movie, Ratnik. Impressed by the visual effects and dystopian locations, local publications waxed lyrical about the film. YNaija! called it "the dystopian action-thriller we deserve in 2019." Ratnik deserves its early praise; it is an ambitious project and its visual effects are impressive.

For some, a sci-fi Nigerian movie is unheard of, but Ratnik is not the first time a Nollywood sci-fi film will generate this much buzz. Kajola—the last one that did—was an utter disappointment. The debut film of now Nollywood box office king, Niyi Akinmolayan, it was released in 2009 to much fanfare. Akinmolayan was tired of Nollywood filmmakers: "those yeye people that don't know how to make cool stuff." Young and naïve, he thought he would change Nollywood forever by making "the greatest Nigerian movie ever. It will be action/sci-fi with lots of effects and we are going to win an Oscar."

Unsurprisingly, Kajola turned out awful—it had terrible graphics and reports say moviegoers didn't finish the film at cinemas. "They stormed out of the hall. Threatened the ticketing guys. Demanded their money back," Akinmolayan wrote on his blog. The film was thrown out of cinemas after two days.

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