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

Return to a galaxy far, far-off

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 last movie within the new Skywalker trilogy. Spoilers observe for The Final Jedi

Latest updates:

  • Daisy Ridley rubbishes rumours of a Rey-Kylo romance
  • New Star Wars teaser trailer confirms title of Episode 9 will likely be The Rise of Skywalker
  • Oscar Isaac confirms that Episode 9 will conclude the “complete 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 submit as Episode 9 filming involves an finish.
  • J.J. Abrams shares set picture as filming wraps
  • Will the primary trailer affirm 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 could die on the finish of Star Wars Episode 9 
  • A leak description of the movie’s idea artwork hints that one other Loss of life Star-style superweapon may characteristic
  • Matt Smith joins the forged
  • Dominic Monaghan joins the forged
  • Leaked photographs 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 modifications – 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 will likely be: The Rise of Skywalker. You may watch the motion packed trailer right here:

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

To date we haven’t seen a trailer, however it’s claimed that it may act as the primary introduction to Luke Skywalker’s return as a drive 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 last instalment.”

Though it’s but to be confirmed and it’s only a hearsay at current, it actually provides a brand new and thrilling aspect 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 most recent 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 slightly in a different way, so why not swap up the title?

Different followers have urged that the titles of the brand new trilogy spell the primary a part of a sentence: The Pressure 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 Pressure 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 response to 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 – which 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 tip 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 upfront 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 photographs?

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

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

“It feels unattainable, however at this time wrapped pictures on Episode IX,” Abrams captioned the submit. “There isn’t any sufficient method to thank this really magical crew and forged. I’m perpetually indebted to you all.”

John Boyega additionally shared the picture together with an emotional submit about his expertise filming the trilogy. On Instagram, Boyega wrote: “That’s a wrap on Star Wars episode 9 and the tip 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 films surrounded by superb folks. I personally need to thank @jjabramsofficial for giving me an opportunity to make my goals come true.”

He additionally shared a photograph from the ‘Wrap Get together’ 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 forged checklist in July. Returning forged 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 forged embody Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.

Lord Of The Rings and Misplaced star Dominic Monaghan has additionally been confirmed to look within the film. “The galaxy far, far-off has had nearly as a lot affect because the one I stay 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 can even seem within the forthcoming movie. Nevertheless, particulars of his character are being saved firmly underneath wraps and it’s not identified whether or not he’ll be on the facet 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 Basic Leia Organa within the film. She will likely be featured within the new movie utilizing beforehand unreleased footage which was shot for 2015’s Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens.

“We desperately cherished 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 now have discovered a method to honour Carrie’s legacy and position as Leia in Episode IX by utilizing 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 going through my last chapter with out her – she is irreplaceable”. See his tribute under.

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 very fact she had successful film years after she left us,” he mentioned. “That was simply her.”

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

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

“I’d prefer to suppose nothing could be higher than having her right here as a result of she was at all times enjoyable… She may at all times make me chortle. I used to be proud that I may make her chortle. 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 associate 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 Pressure ghost?

Mark Hamill (Luke) actually appears to suppose 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 Pressure-Ghost Luke” – implying he thinks Luke will likely be returning as a Pressure 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 demise in The Final Jedi – however he additionally said he’d be again for Episode 9 – one other trace that he’ll be returning as Luke’s Pressure 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 study something extra about Rey’s dad and mom?

Fairly probably. 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 straightforward factor could be, ‘Sure, your dad and mom are so and so and right here’s your home on the earth. There you go.’ The toughest factor she may hear could 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 at the same time as leverage to attempt to make you’re feeling insecure, and also you’re going to have to face by yourself two toes.’”

Nevertheless, Johnson mentioned that the query of her parentage could possibly 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 won’t have been completely true: “With all of those films, Obi-Wan’s complete speech a couple of sure perspective at all times applies, so I feel that it’s a must to 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 discovered about Rey’s destiny in a former draft of the script. In Collider‘s Jedi Council podcast, SNL actor Bobby Moynihan – a buddy of the movie’s unique 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 need to do that now?’ And he or she mentioned, ‘Yeah,’ and so they 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 anticipate Episode 9 to deliver loads of surprises.

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

One other enormous 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 may happen – after Boyega beforehand teased a change in his character.

“I can’t wait to begin taking pictures the subsequent and last leg of the franchise. Step one is rising out my hair, so you may look forward to the trailer to see why,” mentioned Boyega.

In October 2018, followers observed description of the film’s idea art work may level in the direction of a Loss of life Star-style superweapon. The highly effective gadget may play an element in bringing the last 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 both 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 could possibly 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 Right this moment, the actor mentioned: “It’s the finish of the complete Skywalker saga.

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

He continued: “It’s additionally particular for us since you get to study 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 highway. I do really feel like, deep down, Kylo thinks what he’s doing is correct and he doesn’t suppose he’s flawed, 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 under 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 Pressure 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 offers the gold cube to Leia – and, as a result of that TFA scene was deleted, this now appears like a reference to the cube’s mise-en-scene presence within the unique trilogy.

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

How will Carrie Fisher’s demise have an effect on Episode 9?

Earlier than her demise 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 nervous that Lucasfilm would make the identical choice it made with Peter Cushing in Rogue One and digitally recreate her with CGI, however in January the corporate said the next:

“We don’t usually reply to fan or press hypothesis, however there’s a hearsay circulating that we want to handle. We need to guarantee our followers that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s efficiency as Princess or Basic Leia Organa. Carrie Fisher was, is, and at all times will likely be part of the Lucasfilm household. She was our princess, our basic, and extra importantly, our buddy. We’re nonetheless hurting from her loss. We cherish her reminiscence and legacy as Princess Leia, and can at all times try to honour all the pieces 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 prone 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 (up to now 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 like to finish that,” he mentioned. “I don’t suppose you may 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 suppose there’s any motive 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 might be his last Star Wars movie. “We all know JJ Abrams is getting ready one [Star Wars movie] now that I’ll hopefully do subsequent 12 months for him,” he mentioned. “I look ahead it. It should spherical out a collection of 9, that will likely 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 will likely be as sturdy 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 deliver 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 couple of 12 months’ – which might be late 2017. In response to 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 time 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 Pressure Awakens was shot on 35mm, and so was The Final Jedi. 65mm movie will imply Abrams will be capable of work with giant frames at greater high quality – making the expertise just like IMAX.

What are the most recent rumours?

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

On the most recent 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 Pressure 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 suppose is the subsequent large loss? I feel it’s the Falcon. That will actually rip all of our hearts out…

“They’ll by no means kill Chewie,” he continued, “since you could possibly be Chewie for 400 years. It’s a man in a swimsuit. They will’t kill any of the droids, that could possibly be anyone and stuff. However they’ve received 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 could reveal Rey’s demise on the finish of Episode 9.

As reported in We Received This Lined, there are “unverifiable experiences” (reported in The Specific and through 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 last 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 may watch a video through which Mike Zeroh explains the idea extra right here:

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