Star Wars Episode IX Starts Filming June Of Next Year

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - September 13, 2017

With J.J. Abrams getting back onboard for Star Wars Episode IX, the future of the movie looks a bit more solid; and now we have a tentative date for start of production. The movie was set to start filming early 2018, but with the recent shake-ups, the schedule has been moved to later in the year.

According to Variety, production for Star Wars Episode IX will be starting June 2018. After it was reported that the release date was moved to December 2019 instead of May, it looks like Lucasfilm is taking all the precautions to make sure that they have a script that they are satisfied with by the time cameras start rolling for Episode IX.

So far, a lot of fans are pleased to have J.J. Abrams coming back to direct the last movie; after all, he is the one who kickstarted the sequel trilogy (heck, he kickstarted a whole new generation of Star Wars movies) with The Force Awakens. What fans are worried about, though, is the inclusion of Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Though BvS certainly has its merits, a lot of people still consider the plot for the film to be too convoluted. Good thing Terrio has Abrams to help him steer the sheep.

Personally, I would have loved to get a third director on the project instead of Abrams to mirror that of the three different directors of the original trilogy. With Abrams coming back, however, I wish he would do something a bit more different as compared to TFA where everyone thought he was playing too safe.

Star Wars Episode IX is set for a release on December 2019, but we can catch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this coming Dec. 15.


See Also: Lucasfilm Offered Episode IX To A Different Director Before Deciding On J.J. Abrams

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.