Star Wars Episode IX Will Begin Shooting in July

Not Too Far Away

Fans were in shock when Lucasfilm announced that Colin Trevorrow was no longer going to direct Star Wars Episode IX. The details about Trevorrow’s firing were unclear. Lucasfilm later announced that J.J. Abrams would replace Trevorrow and direct Episode IX. 

JJ Abrams recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and confirmed that the script for Star Wars Episode IX was complete. He also revealed that the movie would start shooting in July. Star Wars fans should feel relieved to know that the script is finished. Especially since it had to be rewritten ever since Trevorrow left. JJ Abrams wrote the script from scratch instead of using what Lucasfilm already had. He said it was a “big deal” because that is a luxury he does not often have when working on a movie.

J.J. Abrams Star Wars Episode IX
J.J. Abrams

What We Know about Star Wars Episode IX

The original release date for Episode IX was May 2019. Once Abrams took over, it was delayed for December 20th, 2019. Abrams co-wrote the film with Chris Terrio, who has also written Argo, Batman V. Superman, and Justice League. Abrams described Terrio as a “genius”. Abrams also said he is having a great time working with Terrio.

As of right now, no official title has been given to the film. The title will most probably not be released for a couple more months. It is hard to tell what will happen in this next movie. Especially since Star Wars The Last Jedi changed the universe in different ways. JJ Abrams reportedly was a fan of the movie making it highly doubtful anything from that was going to change. 

The newest Star Wars trilogy is coming to an end. It is impossible to predict what may happen right now, but soon enough answers will be revealed. 


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Renji Kuriakose

Renji Kuriakose is a big comic book fan. His favorite character has been Batman since he could remember.