We’ve been eagerly awaiting any news of the final installment of the new Star Wars Trilogy that began with JJ Abram’s The Force Awakens, followed by Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. JJ Abrams returns to the director’s chair on August 1, 2018 as filming for the next installment begins at London’s Pinewood Studios, with a screenplay by himself and Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Take a look at the announced cast members below, including Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (using existing footage from Episode VII).
DAISY RIDLEY (REY)
ADAM DRIVER (BEN SOLO / KYLO REN)
JOHN BOYEGA (FINN)
OSCAR ISAAC (POE DAMERON)
LUPITA NYONG’O (MAZ KANATA)
DOMNHNALL GLEESON (ARMITAGE HUX)
KELLY MARIE TRAN (ROSE TICO)
JOONAS SUOTAMO (CHEWBACCA)
BILLIE LOURD (KAYDEL KO CONNIX)
MARK HAMILL (LUKE SKYWALKER)
ANTHONY DANIELS (C-3PO)
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS (LANDO CALRISSIAN)
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.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Release is scheduled for December 2019.