Star Wars: Cast and crew prepare to say goodbye to Skywalker saga

In 1977, a space opera called Star Wars invaded cinemas across the world, creating a pop-culture phenomenon that millions of fans couldn't and still can't get enough of.

In just three weeks time, the ninth film and final installment of the Skywalker saga will be released.

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker opens in New Zealand cinemas on December 19, bringing with it an end to the rebellion's fight against the Dark Side.

As fans get ready to say goodbye to that beloved galaxy far, far, away, so too have the cast and crew of the films.

Lucasfilm has put together the above montage of the farewells for fans to watch in preparation for The Rise of Skywalker

Just a warning to Star Wars fanatics before viewing the video - get the tissues ready, and prepare your heart.

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