Cast, Crew, and Fans React to 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Beginning Production

Cast, Crew, and Fans React to 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Beginning Production

Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Check out the full Star Wars: Episode IX set photo in the gallery below! Embedded below, this lime-green pic appears to have been captured from inside the Millennium Falcon with Finn and Rey (?) piloting the controls.

Further details on that mystery role weren't disclosed, but now that the cameras are officially rolling, it shouldn't be much longer before we get a better read on Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams' approach to this grand finale.

Boyega also tweeted the same image, and stated that the first day of shooting had been completed.

Director J.J. Abrams has marked the official start of principal photography on Star Wars: Episode IX with a heartfelt message to fans. Although Kathleen Kennedy previously said that Fisher wouldn't be part of Episode IX, the movie is confirmed to use previously shot footage from The Force Awakens for Leia's swansong.

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Episode IX begins production today, August 1, at Pinewood Studios in London, its stars are keeping fit for all the space drama they're sure to be a part of. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League).

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX opens Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. 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.

The film, which will conclude the Skywalker family saga, is set for release in December 2019.

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