Star Wars: Episode IX Transitions Into Production

Lucasfilm has officially announced the core team for Star Wars: Episode IX. Production will start on August 1, 2018 at Pinewood Studios.

A NOTE ON LEIA ORGANA

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher… 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.”  –J.J. Abrams

NEW CAST 

  • Naomi Ackie
  • Richard E. Grant
  • Keri Russell

RETURNING CAST  

  • Daisy Ridley
  • Adam Driver
  • John Boyega
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Kelly Marie Tran
  • Joonas Suotamo
  • Billie Lourd

LEGACY CAST

  • Mark Hamill
  • Anthony Daniels
  • Billy Dee Williams

CREW

  • Composer: John Williams
  • Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan
  • Executive Producers: Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin
  • Director of Photography: Dan Mindel
  • Production Designers: Rick Carter
  • Costume Designer: Michael Kaplan
  • Creature and Droid FX: Neal Scanlan
  • Editors: Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube
  • VFX Supervisor: Roger Guyett
  • 1st AD: Tommy Gormley
  • 2nd Unit Director: Victoria Mahoney

They are currently aiming for a December 2019 release date. May the force be with you all!