HOLLYWOOD, CA — (04-12-19) — The first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX entitled The Rise of Skywalker, is here. Star Wars Episode IX is director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley. Star Wars Episode IX also sees the return of Bill Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and the cast of the final film in the Skywalker saga, was unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago today.
“Star Wars Episode IX will pick up years after the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and the remaining rebels of the Resistance have not only survived the onslaught from the evil First Order, but have reinforced their ranks. They’ll face Kylo Ren’s First Order forces, which are intent on wiping them out. They may also face an old foe, based on the new teaser, which shows wreckage from the Death Star and the ominous laugh of Emperor Palpatine.”
Luke Skywalker’s voiceover in the Star Wars Episode IX teaser trailer says “no one’s ever really gone.”
Star Wars Episode IX Brings the Return of Daisy Ridley
Principal photography on Star Wars Episode IX began on August 1, 2018, at Pinewood Studios near London, England. Filming was also done in Wadi Rum, Jordan.
Oscar Isaac stated that J.J. Abrams was allowing more improvised acting than in the previous two films. On January 28, 2019, Anthony Daniels finished filming for his role as C-3PO in the film.
Principal photography wrapped on February 15, 2019. Footage from the film was shown at the Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting on March 7, 2019.
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Cinematography by: Dan Mindel
Based on Characters by: George Lucas
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date: December 20, 2019 (USA)
© 2019 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer
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