Star Wars Episode 9 – what we all know to date in regards to the closing movie within the trilogy

Return to a galaxy far, distant

Following the discharge of Star Wars: The Final Jedi, it’s time to consider its follow-up, Episode 9. Forward of its launch in 2019, right here’s what we all know in regards to the closing movie within the new Skywalker trilogy. Spoilers comply with for The Final Jedi

Current updates:

  • Daisy Ridley rubbishes rumours of a Rey-Kylo romance
  • New Star Wars teaser trailer confirms identify of Episode 9 might be The Rise of Skywalker
  • Oscar Isaac confirms that Episode 9 will conclude the “whole Skywalker saga”
  • Mark Hamill thinks the late Carrie Fisher would “get an actual kick out” of her inclusion in Episode 9
  • John Boyega shares emotional Instagram put up as Episode 9 filming involves an finish.
  • J.J. Abrams shares set photograph as filming wraps
  • Will the primary trailer verify the return of Luke Skywalker?
  • John Boyega has seemingly teased a time-jump following the occasions of the Final Jedi.
  • A leaked storyboard from the upcoming movie has followers speculating that Rey might die on the finish of Star Wars Episode 9 
  • A leak description of the movie’s idea artwork hints that one other Dying Star-style superweapon might function
  • Matt Smith joins the solid
  • Dominic Monaghan joins the solid
  • Leaked images from the set give a primary take a look at Finn, Poe and extra
  • A brand new, rumoured title has emerged

Star Wars Episode 9: what’s the discharge date? Is there a trailer?

December 20, 2019

The movie was initially set to be launched on Could 24, however manufacturing points in August and September 2017 – together with director and screenwriter adjustments – has pushed the movie’s schedule again by six months.

Now, a brand new teaser trailer has been launched and confirms the title of the subsequent instalment might be: The Rise of Skywalker. You’ll be able to watch the motion packed trailer right here:

In the meantime, Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill has kickstarted the countdown to the film:

Thus far we haven’t seen a trailer, however it’s claimed that it might act as the primary introduction to Luke Skywalker’s return as a pressure ghost after he seemingly perished on the finish of the final movie.

YouTuber Mike Zeroh claims: “What’s actually thrilling involving the teaser trailer has to do with the format and precisely how they are going to be advertising and marketing the film.

“JJ Abrams, Disney and Lucasfilm are in negotiations of together with Luke Skywalker dialogue into the teaser trailer, with a view to let informal followers know the Jedi Grasp is making an official return within the closing instalment.”

Though it’s but to be confirmed and it’s only a hearsay at current, it definitely provides a brand new and thrilling ingredient to the ultimate instalment.


What’s the title of Episode 9?

Nothing has been confirmed but however there have been some rumours floating about. The newest hearsay, courtesy of Reddit, is Star Wars: A New Order. Nevertheless, as one consumer identified, all the ultimate episodes of a Star Wars trilogy have “of the” within the title – ‘Return of the Jedi,’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’ – so this might simply be a hearsay. Nonetheless, the brand new trilogy has been doing issues a bit in a different way, so why not change up the title?

Different followers have urged that the titles of the brand new trilogy spell the primary a part of a sentence: The Power awakens the final Jedi ______. ‘For The Resistance’? Who is aware of.

It was beforehand reported that the working title of the movie is ‘Black Diamond’.

Daisy Ridley (Rey) is expected to appear in Star Wars Episode 9Lucasfilm/Disney

Who’s directing Episode 9?

J.J. Abrams

Colin Trevorrow – the person behind the $1bn-making blockbuster Jurassic World – was set to direct, however crashed out of the undertaking in September, to get replaced by The Power Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

Who wrote the script?

In August 2017, Jack Thorne – most well-known for working with J.Ok. Rowling on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Youngster – started rewriting the untitled Star Wars Episode IX, in line with The Hollywood Reporter. In September 2017 it was reported that the movie was now being rewritten by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Argo, Chris Terrio, and J.J. Abrams – that means Thorne has presumably been changed.

When will filming begin?

In an interview on The Late Present With Stephen ColbertJ.J. Abrams confirmed that taking pictures in the direction of the top of July – and that the script had been completed. “We’ve got a script, which is an enormous deal for me,” he mentioned. “It begins taking pictures finish of July. Typically having the script prematurely is one thing I haven’t at all times been fortunate sufficient to have.”

John Boyega has confirmed that he’ll be filming in July, although he says he hasn’t learn the script. Chatting with The One Present mentioned: “I don’t know a factor, however I do know I begin filming in July. They’re prepping and planning. JJ has a script, however I simply haven’t learn it but.”

Filming was confirmed to have wrapped in February 2018.

Have we seen any images?

Sure. Images have leaked from the set displaying Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and extra. The characters are pictured in a discipline, accompanied by some very shaggy horses. Followers have speculated a determine within the images might be newcomer Naomi Ackie however the high quality of the pictures make it too onerous to inform.

J.J. Abrams additionally celebrated the top of filming by sharing a set photograph that includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. Within the image, the three are concerned in what seems like an emotional hug on a sandy planet.

“It feels not possible, however at present wrapped pictures on Episode IX,” Abrams captioned the put up. “There isn’t a sufficient approach to thank this actually magical crew and solid. I’m eternally indebted to you all.”

John Boyega additionally shared the photograph together with an emotional put up about his expertise filming the trilogy. On Instagram, Boyega wrote: “That’s a wrap on Star Wars episode 9 and the top to a chapter of my life that I couldn’t be extra grateful for. What a course of! It actually has been a pleasure to be in these motion pictures surrounded by wonderful folks. I personally wish to thank @jjabramsofficial for giving me an opportunity to make my desires come true.”

He additionally shared a photograph from the ‘Wrap Occasion’ as filming got here to an finish:

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Wrap occasion vibes!!!

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Who’s in Episode 9?

Disney confirmed a lot of the solid checklist in July. Returning solid members embody: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd.

Veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams – who will reprise his position as Lando Calrissian – additionally star within the movie.

Newcomers to the solid embody Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.

Lord Of The Rings and Misplaced star Dominic Monaghan has additionally been confirmed to seem within the film. “The galaxy far, distant has had nearly as a lot affect because the one I reside in, so I’m delighted to be concerned,” he advised Deadline. No particulars about his position have been introduced at current.

It’s been confirmed that Physician Who‘s Matt Smith will even seem within the forthcoming movie. Nevertheless, particulars of his character are being stored firmly underneath wraps and it’s not recognized whether or not he’ll be on the aspect of the evil empire or the rebels.

Last Jedi

Carrie Fisher as Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Final Jedi’

The late Carrie Fisher will posthumously play Common Leia Organa within the film. She might be featured within the new movie utilizing beforehand unreleased footage which was shot for 2015’s Star Wars: The Power Awakens.

“We desperately liked Carrie Fisher,” Abrams mentioned on July 27. “Discovering a really satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga with out her eluded us. We had been by no means going to recast, or use a CG character. With the help and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we’ve got discovered a approach to honour Carrie’s legacy and position as Leia in Episode IX through the use of unseen footage we shot collectively in Episode VII.”

Hamill paid tribute to his late co-star on July 29 following the information, writing on Twitter that it was “bittersweet to be dealing with my closing chapter with out her – she is irreplaceable”. See his tribute beneath.

Hamill additionally advised the Radio Instances in March 2019 that he believes Fisher would “get an actual kick out” of starring in Episode 9.

“One thing tells me she’d get an actual kick out of the actual fact she had successful film years after she left us,” he mentioned. “That was simply her.”

Moreover, Hamill revealed that he nonetheless finds it tough to look at his closing scene together with her in The Final Jedi, the place Luke says farewell to sister Leia earlier than dealing with Kylo Ren.

He mentioned: “Once I watch that scene after I say goodbye to her, it takes me out of the film fully.”

“I’d wish to assume nothing can be higher than having her right here as a result of she was at all times enjoyable… She might at all times make me giggle. I used to be proud that I might make her giggle. That’s actually what it’s all about!”

Though Fisher’s return will come within the type of unused footage, Ant-Man & The Wasp’s Evangeline Lilly has admitted that she wished to play the position of Leia.

She advised followers at a current conference: “When JJ (Abrams) introduced that he was gonna do his first Star Wars movie, I reached out to his producing companion for the primary time ever since Misplaced ended.

“I by no means requested something ever earlier than, and I mentioned, ‘I wanna be Leia! Make me Leia!’”

Might Luke come again as a Power ghost?

Mark Hamill (Luke) definitely appears to assume so. In a tweet posted on March 14, 2018 he included an motion determine of his position as Luke in The Final Jedi captioned “Senior Citizen Jedi Pension-Plan Future Power-Ghost Luke” – implying he thinks Luke might be returning as a Power ghost in Episode 9. And it’s not the primary time he’s teased his followers about returning for the ultimate film of the brand new trilogy. 

In 2016, Hamill teased his character’s loss of life in The Final Jedi – however he additionally acknowledged he’d be again for Episode 9 – one other trace that he’ll be returning as Luke’s Power ghost.

For the reason that launch of The Final Jedi, director Rian Johnson has since commented on the hypothesis: “I don’t know the place the subsequent film goes to go. J.J. (Abrams) and Chris Terrio are writing it proper now. However it appeared just like the potential of Luke crossing into a brand new realm, that gives thrilling potentialities for the position he performs within the coming chapter. Nobody’s ever actually gone. Once more, I’m not writing the script, so I don’t know. However as a fan, I’d hope [he returns].”

Will we be taught something extra about Rey’s dad and mom?

Fairly presumably. Rian Johnson, the director of The Final Jedi has mentioned the query of Rey’s parentage stays open after Kylo Ren advised her in TLJ that they had been “nobodies”.

Requested to clarify Kylo Ren’s revelation to Rey in The Final Jedi, Johnson advised HuffPost: “The simple factor can be, ‘Sure, your dad and mom are so and so and right here’s your house on the planet. There you go.’ The toughest factor she might hear can be: ‘No, you’re not going to get the reply. This isn’t going to outline you. You’re going to have to search out your individual place on this world. Kylo goes to make use of that whilst leverage to attempt to make you are feeling insecure, and also you’re going to have to face by yourself two ft.’”

Nevertheless, Johnson mentioned that the query of her parentage might be explored additional in episode 9: “Something’s nonetheless open,” he mentioned, “and I’m not writing the subsequent movie. [J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio] are doing it.”

He additionally urged that Kylo Ren’s revelation to Rey may not have been solely true: “With all of those motion pictures, Obi-Wan’s entire speech a few sure viewpoint at all times applies, so I believe that you must at all times take into consideration the context of how data is given. However for me, dramatically, that’s why that reveal at that second made sense.”

What do we all know in regards to the plot?

Nothing concrete – however we do know that Daisy Ridley cried when she came upon about Rey’s destiny in a former draft of the script. In Collider‘s Jedi Council podcast, SNL actor Bobby Moynihan – a pal of the movie’s authentic director Colin Trevorrow – recounts the time when he noticed Trevorrow telling Ridley what occurred to her.

“I launched him to Daisy Ridley on the SNL after-party,” he explains. “I noticed a second the place she mentioned, ‘What occurs to me?’ And he mentioned, ‘Do you wish to do that now?’ And she or he mentioned, ‘Yeah,’ they usually went off right into a nook of the bar and he whispered it into her ear and he or she began crying.”

It’s clearly unknown what the plot level is, or whether or not it’s been carried by way of into J.J. Abrams’ new script – however we will count on Episode 9 to convey loads of surprises.

Talking in regards to the plot in an Superior Con convention name, John Boyega (Finn) mentioned the film might be “all out warfare”. He mentioned: “No matter the place the story goes – and I haven’t learn it, by the best way – goes to be all-out warfare, so I do know that I’m going to must do all I can and practice for that.”

One other large trace comes from John Boyega, who revealed that “the movie takes place roughly one 12 months after the occasions of The Final Jedi” ????”

Now, followers are taking this as proof time-jump might happen – after Boyega beforehand teased a change in his character.

“I can’t wait to begin taking pictures the subsequent and closing leg of the franchise. Step one is rising out my hair, so you’ll be able to await the trailer to see why,” mentioned Boyega.

In October 2018, followers seen description of the film’s idea art work might level in the direction of a Dying Star-style superweapon. The highly effective machine might play a component in bringing the closing movie to an explosive and dramatic finale.

The leak reads: “Particularly, an outline of Kylo Ren inside his throne room, assumed to be the headquarters of the First Order, viewing a hologram [from] a tool held in his hand.

“Kylo seems to be analyzing three giant superweapons which might be in a cylindrical form with an infinite engine on all sides of every superweapon of this ship/weapon, destroying terrain on a planet. The engine burner is colored pink and the blast from the underside of those three huge weapons is colored blue, impacting a floor inflicting astronomical destruction. Elements of the weapon appear to be underneath building and never completed.”

Followers picked up on the truth that this might be referring to the World Devastators featured within the Star Wars prolonged universe.

In March 2019, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) revealed that Episode 9 would be the finish of the Skywalker saga.

Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)

Chatting with At present, the actor mentioned: “It’s the finish of your entire Skywalker saga.

“9 tales. That is the fruits of your entire factor. What J.J. has executed, and your entire Lucasfilm workforce, is extremely fulfilling.”

He continued: “It’s additionally particular for us since you get to be taught much more issues about these characters.”

In the meantime, Ridley has rubbished rumours that Rey and Kylo are set for love within the subsequent instalment of the saga.

Chatting with Steele Wars, she mentioned: “I do find out about Reylo…I don’t know the way I really feel about it, as a result of everybody’s speaking in regards to the poisonous factor of a relationship when it’s primarily emotional.

“It’s a difficult street. I do really feel like, deep down, Kylo thinks what he’s doing is true and he doesn’t assume he’s unsuitable, however he has additionally killed so many folks. So I can’t actually get behind it, no, in a private method.”

Will we see Han Solo’s cube once more?

Sure, in all probability. Within the beneath official Star Wars video from explaining the secrets and techniques of The Final Jedi, it’s revealed that Rian Johnson initially included Han’s gold cube as a reference to The Power Awakens. In a TFA scene that was deleted after Johnson wrote The Final Jedi, Han hangs up the gold cube on the Millennium Falcon when he will get it again. In TLJ, the astral-projected model of Luke provides the gold cube to Leia – and, as a result of that TFA scene was deleted, this now seems like a reference to the cube’s mise-en-scene presence within the authentic trilogy.

Star Wars story group member Matt Martin teases that the cube might be again in Episode IX by saying “wink wink” – catch the second within the video beneath, which additionally explains how the cube are meant to assist us mourn Han Solo.

How will Carrie Fisher’s loss of life have an effect on Episode 9?

Earlier than her loss of life in December 2016, Carrie Fisher had shot all of her half in Episode eight, The Final Jedi – however she was rumoured to play a key position in Episode 9 too. Followers initially fearful that Lucasfilm would make the identical resolution it made with Peter Cushing in Rogue One and digitally recreate her with CGI, however in January the corporate acknowledged the next:

“We don’t usually reply to fan or press hypothesis, however there’s a hearsay circulating that we want to deal with. We wish to guarantee our followers that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s efficiency as Princess or Common Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and at all times might be part of the Lucasfilm household. She was our princess, our basic, and extra importantly, our pal. We’re nonetheless hurting from her loss. We cherish her reminiscence and legacy as Princess Leia, and can at all times try to honour the whole lot she gave to Star Wars.”

Carrie Fisher will not be digitally recreated in Star Wars: Episode 9.Lucasfilm/Disney

Will John Williams rating Episode 9?

Sure, however that is more likely to be his final rating for the Star Wars sequel. 

For a very long time it wasn’t clear whether or not, on the age of 85, Williams would proceed in his position of scoring the entire Star Wars saga (to this point he has scored Episodes I-VIII, however not the Anthology movies).  Information of his involvement was confirmed in an interview with Selection in January 2018.

“I’d very very similar to to finish that,” he mentioned. “I don’t assume you’ll be able to retire from writing. I really feel very fortunate, and the work that I do doesn’t rely upon a lot. In case your imaginative and prescient’s nonetheless good, and your fingers – I’ve no arthritis in my fingers and I play the piano very simply – I don’t assume there’s any purpose to deprive oneself of the enjoyable of working. Music is so rewarding.”

Williams indicated in interview with US radio station KUSC earlier this month that this is able to be his closing Star Wars movie. “We all know JJ Abrams is making ready one [Star Wars movie] now that I’ll hopefully do subsequent 12 months for him,” he mentioned. “I look ahead it. It would spherical out a collection of 9, that might be fairly sufficient for me.”

Who else is on the crew?

In February 2018, the artwork director of Blade Runner 2049, Paul Inglis, reportedly joined the crew of Star Wars: Episode 9, suggesting the subsequent Star Wars movie’s look might be as robust because the Oscar-nominated design of the massive sci-fi movie. His previous expertise additionally contains SkyfallSport of Thrones, and Prometheus. In his position as artwork director he helps convey the manufacturing designer’s imaginative and prescient to life, builds units and helps curate the look of the movie.

When will taking pictures start?

In December 2016, Deadline reported that filming gained’t start for ‘a few 12 months’ – which might be late 2017. In line with a leaked casting name discover, taking pictures was set to start in July 2017. In September 2017, following the departure of Colin Trevorrow – which modified the movie’s manufacturing timeline – it was confirmed that the movie will start taking pictures in June 2018. And in February 2018, JJ Abrams verified the summer season 2018 filming date in a message to Japan’s D23 Expo.

How will Episode 9 be filmed?

It’s going to be filmed on 65mm format – a primary for the collection. The Power Awakens was shot on 35mm, and so was The Final Jedi. 65mm movie will imply Abrams will have the ability to work with giant frames at increased high quality – making the expertise just like IMAX.

What are the newest rumours?

The Millennium Falcon gained’t make it by way of the movie

On the newest episode of his podcast, Kevin Smith theorised that Han Solo’s beloved ship gained’t make it by way of Episode 9. “They killed Han Solo in The Power Awakens.” he mentioned. “They killed Luke Skywalker in The Final Jedi. Sadly, Carrie has handed, in order that they must take care of the Princess Leia of all of it. However what do you assume is the subsequent massive loss? I believe it’s the Falcon. That will actually rip all of our hearts out…

“They’ll by no means kill Chewie,” he continued, “since you might be Chewie for 400 years. It’s a man in a go well with. They’ll’t kill any of the droids, that might be anyone and stuff. However they’ve acquired to kill one thing that makes us go ‘No! I f*cking love that from my childhood!’”

There are rumours circulating amongst followers that (an as but unconfirmed) leak of a storyboard from the upcoming film might reveal Rey’s loss of life on the finish of Episode 9.

As reported in We Bought This Lined, there are “unverifiable studies” (reported in The Specific and by way of Mike Zeroh initially) collection of storyboards have been leaked, reportedly displaying the climax of J.J. Abrams trilogy-ender. The storyboards allegedly present Kylo Ren cradling Rey, in a scene echoing Luke’s closing scene with Vader in Return of the Jedi. Pink is reportedly crying as he cradles Rey and places his hand on her brow whereas destruction rages throughout.

You’ll be able to watch a video during which Mike Zeroh explains the speculation extra right here:

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