Head on over to ComicBookMovie.com for an exclusive interview Rohan Patel recently conducted with special effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, one of the cinematic masterminds behind the creation of The Rise of Skywalker. I always find it fascinating to hear directly from the supremely talented group of men and women who have a hand in producing the finished product we see play out on the silver screen.

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now widely available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, CBM was recently granted an exclusive opportunity to get on the phone with Academy Award-winning special effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, who graciously took the time to describe the intricate process behind creating some of the film’s most memorable moments.

Among the many things we covered, he went into extensive detail on creating iconic characters like BB-8 and Babu Frik, breathing life into a massive practical effect like the Vexis snake, resurrecting the legendary Emperor Palpatine (as a clone) and finally, the emotional farewell for Carrie Fisher’s General Leia.

Justin LaSalata

Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.

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