A slew of photos has popped up online from the set of the untitled Star Wars Episode 9. The photos don’t really give anything away other than we do see some familiar faces. Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca appear on a grassy hill with what may be some alien militia of some kind? The characters are in what looks like some camouflage cloaks. Chewbacca is seen standing next to horses who will most likely be replaced with CGI and turned into some creature later in post-production. Also in the leaked images is a view of the Millennium Falcon. Check out the images below:
Star Wars: Episode IX is an upcoming American epic science fiction film produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the third and final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga. The film is directed by J. J. Abrams, who also wrote the film’s screenplay alongside Chris Terrio. Kathleen Kennedy is once again producing alongside J. J. Abrams and Michelle Rejwan.
The film was announced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012, with Colin Trevorrow announced as the film’s director in August 2015. In September 2017, Trevorrow left the project due to creative differences; he was replaced by J. J. Abrams, who previously directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Filming began in August 2018 at Pinewood Studios in London. Episode IX is set to be released on December 20, 2019.
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, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, 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.
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.