With production on the solo Han Solo film well underway, and all eyes on The Last Jedi for its December 2017 release date and hopefully a trailer sometime soon. It’s easy to forget about Episode 9, the final film of the new sequel trilogy.
Well, it appears that we don’t have long to wait until production on Episode 9 goes ahead either. As according to MovieCastingCall.org, the film, to be directed by Colin Trevorrow (of Jurassic World fame), should start filming in July of this year:
“Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with PLT Productions and Ram Bergman Productions are set to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode IX” in July, 2017. Casting directors are setting up auditions for new lead and supporting roles. All actors must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below. Filming will be taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England and surrounding areas.”
This would put it well on track for its current May 2019 release, though I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets pushed back to December of that year to keep it consistent with the release dates for Episode 7 and 8.
There is still some time before we get any proper detail on Episode 9, evident with how general the casting call is. A trailer for Star Wars: Episode 8 is also expected to drop at any time now.
What do you guys think of this story? Will Episode 9 actually start filming this summer? Sound off in the comments below!