‘Star Wars: Episode IX’: Everything We Know So Far
The latest trilogy of Star Wars films will conclude with Episode IX, with director J.J. Abrams returning to close out the latest arc of the iconic sci-fi saga after helming 2015’s franchise-relaunching Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. He directs from a script he co-wrote with Academy Award winner Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). The sequel trilogy’s final chapter is scheduled to hit theaters December 20, 2019. Here is everything we know so far. Spoilers ahead.
Star Wars films are notorious for using working titles to throw off the public and keep production costs low in terms of locations and services. Episode VI — Return of the Jedi was shot under the guise of a horror movie called Blue Harvest. Meanwhile, Episode II: Attack of the Clones poked fun at the negative response to prequel trilogy’s Gungan leader with the title Jar-Jar’s Big Adventure.
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