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J.J. Abrams Announces The First Day Of Shooting For Star Wars - Episode IX

Posted by Steve on August 1, 2018 at 01:42 PM CST

With J.J. Abrams first tweet, he took the opportunity to post a photo from the set of Star Wars - Episode IX on the very first day of shooting. The still nameless final episode of this latest trilogy began filming today with the cast all in place, something which was revealed in a press release the other day. You can read that announcement HERE.

All the mainstays are back including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac. But joining the crew this time around are newcomers Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell and Naomi Ackie, and returning to the galaxy is Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian. The bittersweet release also announced that Carrie Fisher would conclude her role as Leia Organa, with the studio choosing to use unused footage from 2015's The Force Awakens to complete her story.

Star Wars - Episode IX hit theatres December 20, 2019.

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