"Star Wars" has released a first look at the new movie "Episode IX: Skywalker's Rise" at Star Wars Celebration.

CHICAGO – Thanks to unused images of "The Force Awakens", Carrie Fisher's Leia survives in the new movie "Star Wars: The Ascension of Skywalker". And the new trailer, which shows Daisy Ridley's crying, Rey, runs a lot of tear ducts among the "Star Wars" fandom.

The moment that pulls the heart of the film (in theaters December 20) is "weird, obviously, with all the majesty of the rest of the trailer and everything, but it's really moving," says Ridley to USA TODAY about the trailer scene with Fisher, who died in December 2016 at the age of 60.

At a panel at Friday's Star Wars celebration, director JJ Abrams spoke of the "weird miracle" of finding Fischer's "Force Awakens" material, and then writing scenes around the scenes. 39; it. "What's crazy is that emotionally, every day, I'm struck by the fact that she's not there, but it's surreal because we're still working with her … Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that throws me off.

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General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher, right) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) embrace in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker". (Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Anthony Daniels, who was playing the C-3PO droid alongside Fisher in the original "Star Wars" of 1977 (and others since), remembers the first reading of the "Rise of Skywalker" script at the Carrie Fisher Building. London Pinewood Studios.

"I sat for a moment under the trees on the terrace thinking: 'Aw, Carrie.' And then I opened the script and read it. And I liked what I was reading, "says Daniels.

He remembers the actress as "totally his own person and never anything but sweet and kind and generous and loving."

Oscar Isaac, whose Poe Dameron has had pretty great scenes with Leia in the last two movies, says "it's so deep" to see Fisher in the new trailer. "It's so moving and heartbreaking at the same time because she should be here. I think the film addresses the problem so that everyone feels that we can both mourn and feel close to closing. "

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