Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkeris so inescapable that it’s even started invading video games. This afternoon, director J.J. Abrams stopped by a unique location to show off a new clip from the movie: Risky Reels, the drive-in theater onFortnite ’s virtual island. It was a unique promotional event for the film, which naturally ended with a lightsaber duel.
The event opened with Abrams arriving on the Millennium Falcon, amidst a battle with some TIE fighters and a few Star Destroyers. There was even an in-game avatar that looked remarkably like the director. After a bit of a preamble with host Geoff Keighley – Best known as the host and creator of The Game Awards – a massive floating display appeared. The brief, exclusive clip ofRise of Skywalkerfeatured heroes Rey, Finn, and Poe, and after it was over – and Abrams took off in his spaceship – things slowed down, while a Darth Sidious voiceover talked about the “day of the Sith.”