In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hot-headed flyboy Poe Dameron learned some tough lessons about how to be a better leader from General Leia Organa and Vice Admiral Holdo. The Poe Leia relationship in particular, as brought to life by actors Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher, was a layered and fascinating one, and even though Fisher is no longer with us, Isaac says that relationship “gets carried over” into this year’s Star Wars: Episode 9.
Read on for his full comments about that, and how his final day shooting the movie was overshadowed by an original trilogy cast member who’s been there since the beginning.
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When a press release from Disney and Lucasfilm last summer announced the cast of Star Wars Episode 9, it casually mentioned that this chapter would be “the final installment of the Skywalker saga.” Now franchise cast member Oscar Isaac has doubled down on those claims, and he makes it sound like this really will be the end of the road for the primary Star Wars saga. But what does that mean for the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi? Read More »
Last year, Variety reported that former Doctor Who and The Crown actor Matt Smith had joined the cast of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9 in a “key role.” But Smith was never included in any of the official Lucasfilm press releases about the final Skywalker saga movie, and now the English actor has denied that he’s involved with the sci-fi sequel. Read his comments below. Read More »
We’re only nine months away from the release of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9, but Lucasfilm still hasn’t revealed the title or unveiled any official footage to the public. But the first Episode 9 footage played this morning to a select group of people during a Disney shareholder presentation, and some descriptions have made their way online. Here’s what the shareholders saw. Read More »
Fans are patiently waiting for any details they can get from the forthcoming Star Wars Episode 9. Every now and then we think we’re about to get a title or a teaser trailer, but we’re still totally in the dark about what to expect from the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Thanfully director J.J. Abrams finally opened up ever so slightly about working on the highly anticipated sequel.
With Star Wars Episode 9 production completed, Abrams recently made a public appearance at the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Of course, Abrams was asked about Episode 9 on the red carpet, and while he didn’t offer up any huge revelations, the director discussed wrapping up production, working with Billy Dee Williams, and following Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Updated: We’ve added a couple of additional photos to the article. Our original story follows.
It’s official: principal photography on Star Wars: Episode 9 has been completed. Of course, now there’s going to be nearly a year of post-production, and certainly a few weeks of reshoots, but the bulk of the final film in the Skywalker Saga is in the can. This surely means a title reveal is just around the corner. Right?
To mark the occasion, director J.J. Abrams shared an image from the set, with series stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac having a moment.
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When Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise first hit shelves a few months before the movies arrived in theaters, they were given a special day for fans to run out and buy anything they could get their hands on: Force Friday. However, when Star Wars Episode 9 merchandise hits shelves, it will be an even bigger deal.
Disney has just announced plans for Triple Force Friday on October 4, 2019. As has become customary for milestone chapters in the Star Wars saga, this serves as the launch of the first Star Wars Episode 9 merchandise. But it will also be accompanied by the first round of products inspired by The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney + later this year, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new video game.
And in a surprising turn, Triple Force Friday won’t be the only major merchandise launch for Disney. On that same day, an onslaught of Frozen 2 products will be available in stores for the first time with a global launch called Frozen Fan Fest. It fits in perfectly with Force Friday because the combined launch feels…forced. Read More »
It all started on Monday when Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels tweeted out a vague message hinting that news was on the horizon. Since we expect the first trailer for Star Wars Episode 9 to be released during Star Wars Celebration (taking place from April 11 through 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago), we didn’t expect a trailer. So many people, myself included, suspected he might be talking about a title for the ninth and final installment of the Skywalker saga. The next day (yesterday), Disney was to hold an investor’s meeting, which gave more heat to the fire.
But as the investors call came to an end, no new revelations were shared (not even that Disney is planning to keep Deadpool R-rated – Bob Iger had already said that over a year prior).
However, this day gave me some time to think and speculate about the title of this final film. When might we actually get it? What could it be? Let’s dive in.
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John Boyega has witnessed some pretty wild things on Star Wars movie sets: the Poe Dameron-led X-wing rescue on Takodana, Han Solo’s death, and Luke Skywalker’s incredible reveal at the end of The Last Jedi. But all of that apparently pales in comparison to the “visually crazy” moment Boyega is teasing in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9. Read More »
We’re over a week into 2019, and we still don’t have a teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 9. Word on the street is that might change sooner than later, but at this point, who knows when director J.J. Abrams wants to start opening the mystery box to let some secrets out.
In the meantime, it looks like a gift given to crew members may have revealed a new detail about one of the locations featured in Star Wars Episode 9. However, the source of this latest reveal also raises another mysterious question. This revelation comes from a Star Wars Episode 9 crew gift that was regifted for Christmas to a Reddit user by someone who actually worked on the set. But diving into the new details may be considered a spoiler for some people, so proceed at your own risk. Read More »