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Star Wars: Episode IX is the upcoming ninth film in the Star Wars saga and the final film in the sequel trilogy, to be produced under the Disney-Lucasfilm brand. The film is slated to be directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, based on a story treatment by Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. It is scheduled for release in 2019.


"We want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George [Lucas] brought to these films and not being afraid that we're going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy. When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy. When you try to pitch what that movie's about – if you've never heard of Star Wars before, you say, 'Here's a character. His father's part robot, but he can also do magic. And there's a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He's got a dog for a friend!' – it sounds insane. But it's the greatest story ever told. I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it."
―Colin Trevorrow, in a speech at Lucasfilm[src]

Unofficial reports claimed in November 2012 that Lawrence Kasdan—who originally wrote the screenplays for both Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi—and Simon Kinberg would divide writing responsibilities for Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX, and both would co-produce all three films of the upcoming sequel trilogy, alongside Kathleen Kennedy.[7] However, in February 2013, Disney confirmed that Kasdan and Kinberg were working on standalone films, not main episodes.[8] In June 2014, it was announced that director Rian Johnson, who had signed on to helm Episode VIII, would write the treatment for Episode IX.[4] In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was officially announced as director for Episode IX.[1] Johnson and Trevorrow are working closely to ensure continuity between their respective films.[9] Trevorrow has said that he will shoot on 65 mm film,[10] and that he would like to capture some footage in actual outer space.[11] Some sequences will also be filmed with IMAX cameras.[12] Principal photography is set to begin in July 2017.[13]

With the passing of Carrie Fisher on December 27, 2016, it is not yet known how Fisher's passing will be handled in terms of what happens with the character of General Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IX or any future Star Wars films.[14] Trevorrow reportedly met with Kennedy in January 2017 to discuss possible solutions.[15] Lucasfilm has dispelled rumors that it would digitally recreate Fisher in future films.[16] Fisher's brother Todd claimed he and Billie Lourd had granted Lucasfilm rights to use recent footage of her.[17] However, Kennedy soon confirmed that Fisher will not be in the film.[18]


During a concert with the Young Musician's Foundation Debut Orchestra on February 9, 2013, composer John Williams said he was hoping to get the chance to write the musical scores for the sequel trilogy films.[19] It was implied in Star Wars Insider 144 that he would score the entire "new Star Wars trilogy,"[20] but Lucasfilm clarified that he has only been confirmed for Episode VII.[21] Williams was later confirmed for Episode VIII as well, but has not yet been confirmed for Episode IX.[22]


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SWCustom-2011 Colin Trevorrow to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX on (backup link on
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD.. The Walt Disney Company. (2012-10-30). Retrieved on October 31, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chitwood, Adam (February 5, 2015). Exclusive: J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and That New Lightsaber. Collider. Retrieved on February 6, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Keegan, Rebecca (2014-06-20). Rian Johnson boarding 'Star Wars' franchise as writer and director. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on June 23, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chitwood, Adam (January 12, 2016). 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Director Colin Trevorrow Promises "Satisfying" Answer to Rey Theories. Collider. Retrieved on February 27, 2016.
  6. Disney brings the Force to CinemaCon. Variety (April 17, 2013).
  7. Kit, Borys (2012-11-20, 4:41pm PST). 'Star Wars': Lawrence Kasdan, Simon Kinberg to Write, Produce - Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on November 21, 2012.
  8. Disney Confirms Standalone Star Wars Films; May Be Released Between New Core Episodes
  9. Boone, John (January 11, 2016). EXCLUSIVE: Colin Trevorrow Responds to the Petition to Bring George Lucas Back for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. 'Entertainment Tonight'. Retrieved on January 12, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sciretta, Peter (November 11, 2016). 'Star Wars: Episode 9' Will Be Shot On 65mm Film. Slashfilm. Retrieved on November 12, 2016.
  11. Lee, Ashley (January 28, 2016). 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Director Wants to Shoot on Film, Not Digital — and in Outer Space. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on January 30, 2016.
  12. Orange, B. Alan (February 22, 2016). Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker Scenes Were Shot in IMAX. MovieWeb. Retrieved on February 22, 2016.
  13. Baltes, Alan (2017-02-21). Star Wars: Episode IX casting calls. Movie Casting Call. Retrieved on February 23, 2017.
  14. Littlejohn, Georgina (December 28, 2016). POSTHUMOUS PRINCESS Is Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode 8 and what will happen to Princess Leia now the actress is dead? Here's what we know. The Sun. Retrieved on December 28, 2016.
  15. Kit, Borys (January 5, 2017). 'Star Wars' Braintrust Sets Meeting to Plot Leia's Life After Carrie Fisher's Death. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on January 5, 2017.
  16. SWCustom-2011 A Statement Regarding New Rumors on (backup link on
  17. Desborough, James (2017-04-07). The late Carrie Fisher will appear in 'Star Wars: Episode 9', says brother Todd Fisher. New York Daily News. Retrieved on April 8, 2017.
  18. Rothman, Michael (April 14, 2017). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Carrie Fisher will not be in 'Episode IX'. ABC News. Retrieved on April 16, 2017.
  19. Williams Says He 'Hopes' to Work on New Star Wars Trilogy. JWFan (February 11, 2013). Retrieved on February 21, 2013.
  20. Star Wars Insider 144
  21. TwitterLogo @starwars (Star Wars) on Twitter. “Clarification: John Williams is confirmed for Episode VII only at this point.”
  22. Kelly, Ray (2016-08-14). Review: John Williams, Boston Pops bring 'Star Wars' universe to stormy Tanglewood. MassLive. Retrieved on August 15, 2016.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 TwitterLogo @HamillHimself (Mark Hamill) on Twitter. “Haven't seen my chin since May '15, so #FarewellFacialFur & #ByeByeBeard (at least til #EpisodeIX) @popculturequest”
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 UTA Signs 'Star Wars' Lead Daisy Ridley. (August 7 2014). Retrieved on August 11, 2014.
  25. 25.0 25.1 Keslassy, Elsa (May 13, 2016). John Boyega: New 'Star Wars' Is 'Darker, Bigger' Than 'Force Awakens'. Variety. Retrieved on May 13, 2016.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Hiatt, Brian (May 18, 2016). Oscar Isaac: The Internet's Boyfriend Becomes a Leading Man. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on May 18, 2016.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Boulton, Jessica (September 20, 2015). Star Wars' C-3PO on how R2-D2 was no Force to reckon with and Princess Leia in a bikini was boring. Retrieved on September 20, 2015.

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