Some news which broke late last night – the cast of the next instalment in Star Wars franchise has been revealed! This is official, as it was all posted on the official Star Wars website. More one the Star Wars Episode 9 cast below.
Returning for Episode IX are Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd, which is as we expected, but the big news is that the late Carrie Fisher will also appear in the movie using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “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.”
Also returning are Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Anthony Daniels as C3PO, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
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In addition, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell will also join the cast of the new adventure, which will begin filming at England’s Pinewood Studios next Wednesday, 1st August.
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Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Its release is scheduled for December 2019.
We’ll bring you more as it comes our way.