It's been another busy week for Star Wars news. With Star Wars - Episode IX underway and Star Wars Resistance giving us a first look, here's a few of the other stories that hit the web the past few days...
Episode IX will finish principal photography by February…
It appears the end is upon as. With production on J.J. Abrams Star Wars – Episode IX just beginning to shoot the beginning of this month, it seems we already have an end date for principal photography.
An article over at GWW is stating that Omega Underground has learned shooting for this final film in the trilogy will end sometime in February. At six months that’s longer than your typical Hollywood film production but not unusual for Star Wars. Abrams other entry The Force Awakens filmed for about six months and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi shot for roughly five so the shoot for Episode IX while long, is standard protocol for Star Wars.
Of course, that’s just photography as these films are laden with visual and digital effects so post production will last an additional three or four months while they add the finishing touches. Ending in February of course gives them plenty of time for reshoots and editing to have the film ready for its planned December 20th release date.
We next to nothing at this point as details are scarce but we do have a cast list thanks to an announcement made by Abrams on StarWars.com. One of the big tidbits in that press release was of course that they will be using unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to bring Carrie Fisher to life, completing the journey of General Organa.
Hopefully we’ll get some form of a trailer sooner than later.
Star Wars Resistance has a timeline…
For the longest time fans were wondering when we would get any information on Dave Filoni’s new animated series Star Wars Resistance. With a rumored Fall start date time was beginning to get short from a marketing standpoint, but that all changed this week. Within the frame of one day we got not only a premiere date and time, we also got our first look at the show thanks to a one-minute trailer released online.
Still, while we know the series takes place before the events in The Force Awakens, we never knew how close to that timeline the show would touch on. However, an eagle-eyed fan spotted something interesting on StarWars.com while looking up information for the show.
Haven't seen this anywhere else. If you inspect Resistence page on https://t.co/dDkCx5APXe, it apparently confirms that #StarWarsResistance is going to take place around 6 months before #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/F2NfPTXfhj— Jose Ruiz (@Darth_Hardy) August 19, 2018
I can finally announce that I have the incomprehensible honor of voicing the role of Leia Organa in the new Star Wars Resistance out this October. Thank you @CESDTalent @DisneyLucasfilm @sternshow + Carrie Fisher. Sneak peak trailer here: https://t.co/4bVZW4Nvf6— Rachel Butera (@RachelAButera) August 18, 2018
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