'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and more stars arrive at world premiere

Forty-plus years after the 1977 debut of "Star Wars," the Skywalker saga is coming to an end.

And while we're all excited and emotional about "Rise of Skywalker," it should come as no surprise that perhaps the most excited and emotional fan is a Skywalker himself: Mark Hamill, 68, was in his element on Monday night at the film's (literally) starry premiere. (The walls and ceilings were appropriately dotted with intergalactic imagery.) The actor was all smiles alongside his co-stars and his wife, Marilou, whom he wed just one year after "Star Wars" first hit theaters.

Fans weren't sure if fellow original trilogy star Harrison Ford, 77, would stop by given that his character is no longer, ahem, active — but in fact he did, gamely posing for the paparazzi at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Absent, however, from the premiere festivities was "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who relinquished most of his control upon selling the intellectual property to Disney. Lucas reportedly had some involvement in the shaping of "Rise of Skywalker," but he was not a driving creative force for Episodes 7 or 8.

To that end, also unable to make the premiere was Rian Johnson, who directed Episode 8, "The Last Jedi." Social media indicates he's currently across the country in New York promoting his Oscar-buzzy film "Knives Out."

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US actor Harrison Ford arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Harrison Ford and Adam Driver arrive for the World Premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", the highly anticipated conclusion of the Skywalker saga on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Marilou York (L) and Mark Hamill attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Marilou Hamill (L) and her husband, actor Mark Hamill, attend the premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Daisy Ridley attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Daisy Ridley arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Oscar Isaac attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Steven Spielberg attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Mark Hamill arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
English actor John Boyega arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Kelly Marie Tran attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
US filmmaker Ava DuVernay arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Anthony Daniels attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: J.J. Abrams attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Jon Favreau attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Daisy Ridley arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Drew Scott and Zooey Deschanel attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Billy Dee Williams attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee attend the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
R2-D2 (L) and C-3PO arrive for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Pedro Pascal attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Bronx Wentz and US musician Pete Wentz (R) arrive for the world premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 16, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Mark Hamill attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Danny DeVito attends the Premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 16: Actor Harrison Ford attends the premiere of Disney's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/FilmMagic)
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J.J. Abrams directed Episodes 7 and 9, and fans have waited patiently to see if and how he will re-orient "Rise of Skywalker" to align with his original vision. He's acknowledged that some of Johnson's story decisions added unexpected challenges for crafting the final chapter.

The franchise's newer stars looked dapper as ever: Daisy Ridley donned a scarlet Oscar de la Renta gown with an up-to-there slit while John Boyega opted for a sky blue suit. Oscar Isaac kept things classic in a dark suit and tie. Keri Russell, a "Rise of Skywalker" cast addition, wore a voluminous mini dress and a black Mark Cross clutch.

Among the other famous faces in attendance were Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito and "Property Brothers" star Jonathan Scott with girlfriend Zooey Deschanel. See more in the gallery above.

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WITNESS -1985 HARRISON FORD
WORKING GIRL (1988) HARRISON FORD
THE MOSQUITO COAST - 1986 Saul Zaentz film with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren
THE FUGITIVE - 1993 Warner film with Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford running from a burning car and bullet shots in a scene from the film 'Clear and Present Danger', 1994. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)
A scene from well-known Billy Wilder's Sabrina: out of a luxurious dwelling, where a big, dark car is parked by, well-dressed Harrison Ford, wearing a black suit and a bowler, pulls out the antenna of a pocket radio; the American actor plays Linus Larrabee, a role originally played by unforgettable Humphrey Bogart. USA, 1995. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
American actor Harrison Ford wearing mechanic's coverall smiles while keeping a spanner in his hands, in front of an airplane's reactor, in a scene from the comedy Six Days Seven Nights. Kaua'i (Hawaii), USA, 1998. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
When an airplane carrying Dutch Van Den Broeck's (Harrison Ford) wife crashes into the Chesapeake Bay, it marks just the beginning of a mystery that will lead him not only to disturbing information about his spouse, but to an unlikely romance in the Columbia Pictures presentation, 'Random Hearts.' Photo credit: David James Columbia/TriStar.
PASADENA, : US actors Hayley Joel Osment(L) and Harrison Ford(R) congratulate each other backstage after winning awards at the 26th People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, CA, 09 January 2000. Osment's film 'The Sixth Sense' won Favorite Motion Picture and Harrison Ford won an award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
391827 01: (U.S. Tabs Out) Actor Harrison Ford Flies His Helicopter July 10, 2001 Near Jackson, Wy. Ford Located And Rescued Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Scout Cody Clawson. (Photo By Getty Images)
368218 Norman(Harrison Ford)And Clair Spencer(Michelle Pfeiffer) Try To Learn The Origin Of Mysterious Events That Have Threatened Their Idylic Life In Dream Works Pictures' And Twentieth Century Fox's Thriller 'What Lies Beneath' Directed By Robert Zemeckis. (Photo By Getty Images)
Actor Harrison Ford at The Concert for New York City to benefit the victims of the World Trade Center disaster at Madison Square Garden in New York City. October 20, 2001 (Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
399817 147: Actor Harrison Ford poses backstage with his award during the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 20, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actor Harrison Ford visits Denver and gives some kids an airplane ride from Centennial Airport. Sean Keeney, 8, of Littleton gets his photo taken with Ford after his plane ride. For Bill Husted column. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at the premiere of 'K-19: The Widowmaker' at the Village Theatre in Westwood, Ca. Monday, July 15, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 3: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 28th Annual Deauville Film Festival on September 3, 2002 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Stuart Atkins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 29: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actors Harrison Ford attends City Harvest's 9th Annual Practical Magic Ball Benefit at The Pierre Hotel April 29, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford poses during a ceremony unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 30 May 2003 in Hollywood. One of Hollywood's most popular leading men, Ford appeared in 35 feature films, including the 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones' series. AFP PHOTO/Lee CELANO (Photo credit should read LEE CELANO/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Director George Lucas and actor Harrison Ford react in the audience during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 09: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to George Lucas at the Kodak Theatre on June 9, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Harrison Ford poses backstage during 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 6: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival' on October 6, 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 29: Actor Harrison Ford's Han Solo character from 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' is shown on screen while musicians perform during 'Star Wars: In Concert' at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The traveling production features a full symphony orchestra and choir playing music from all six of John Williams' Star Wars scores synchronized with footage from the films displayed on a three-story-tall, HD LED screen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Actor Harrison Ford onstage at ELLE's 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute at The Four Seasons Hotel on October 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images For Elle Magazine)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on January 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart arrive at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 5th Annual Kirk Douglas' Excellence In Film Awards at the The Four Seasons Biltmore on November 19, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Actors Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig attend the 'Cowboys and Aliens' UK film premiere at the 02 Arena on August 11, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 18: Actor Harrison Ford speaks during a Lionsgate Motion Picture Group presentation to promote the upcoming film 'Ender's Game' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage at the 'Ender's Game' press conference during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Summit Entertainment)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actors Harrison Ford and Emma Thompson arrive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
US actor Harrison Ford and US actress Maria Menounos walk on the beach under an umbrella during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 16, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. The Cannes film festival on May 14, 2008 officially unrolled its red carpet with a star-studded ceremony kicking off the 12-day frenzy of movies, parties and deals. AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actor Harrison Ford and partner Calista Flockhart arrives at the Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 18 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 20: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actors Harrison Ford (L) and Shia LeBeouf appear onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios May 20, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Actor Harrison Ford attends 'El Hormiguero' TV Show at Vertice 360 Studio on November 7, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4551 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Harrison Ford during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 23, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 11: Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford attends 'The Expendables 3' private dinner and party at Gotha Night Club at Palm Beach on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Millennium Films)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford (L) and actress Calista Flockhart attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Actor Harrison Ford speaks onstage during 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 17, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Harrison Ford sighting at Barney's New York on December 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Nick Smith/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Harrison Ford arrives at the 12th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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