BREAKING: ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Officially Begins Production

It is official according to Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilms, Star Wars: Episode IX has begin production. This latest film in the Star Wars saga will round out the new trilogy which began with J.J. Abrams The Force Awakens. The latest installment, The Last Jedi, by director Rian Johnson was met with huge amounts of backlash from the Star Wars fan community and is considered by some to be the worst Star Wars film ever made. Lucasfilm has once again asked director J.J. Abrams to helm the chair and restore balance to the force and the Galaxy. Abrams is writing the script along with Oscar winner Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman). Composer John Williams will return to provide the score once again since he began doing it back in 1977. The release also reveals the cast of the film including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. You can read the official release from Disney below:

 

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX CAST ANNOUNCED

RETURNING AND NEW CAST MEMBERS WILL JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA

Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.

 

Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

See also
Paramount To Honor The 30th Anniversary Of 'The Crow' With A 4K UHD Blu-Ray Release This May

 

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

 

Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).

 

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to release December 2019

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments