Lucasfilm might be keeping Star Wars: Episode IX’s secrets close to its chest, but information about the studio’s third and final installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy continues to make its way online, including the gap between the events of the movie and its predecessor, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Word has it that John Boyega confirmed a year-long time jump for Episode IX, however, it seems like the Star Wars actor doesn’t remember giving out the information at all. Empire Magazine quotes the actor as its source for the year-long time jump of Episode IX, but in a post on Twitter, Boyega doesn’t seem to remember having the interview with the publication at all.
Check out the post down below:
I don’t even remember having the interview ????? ??♂️ I’m tired it’s been a long few months. https://t.co/C0I2VG97Hr— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) December 24, 2018
Boyega’s response to the allegation of a “one year gap” between Episode IX and The Last Jedi really puts a new spin on the report. Without the Star Wars actor’s confirmation, the actual gap between the events of The Last Jedi and Episode IX remains up in the air at this point in time.
Earlier this year, Boyega accidentally revealed that he’d be growing a beard for Episode IX, and fans started speculating that the film would have a considerable time jump after the events of the preceding Star Wars sequel trilogy installment. At some point, some even started theorizing that Rey (Daisy Ridley) would appear with a child, angering Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).
It’s insane what kind of Star Wars theories have been circulating online, and as usual, we advise fans to take these with a grain of salt.
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.