Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars: Episode IX

MojibMojib   September 10, 2017  
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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. It is scheduled for release on May 24, 2019.

Suggesting the director's inflated ego created some friction with Lucasfilm, which ultimately led to Colin Trevorrow being fired from the project. Speaking to Vulture, a source with inside knowledge about the productions of Jurassic World and The Book of Henry—both of which were directed by Trevorrow—said Lucasfilm may have fired him because he was "difficult" to work with.

It's worth remembering that Disney's new Star Wars films have been subject to some serious rescheduling already. The Force Awakens slipped from a summer 2015 release to December, and The Last Jedi was originally announced for May 2017 before also settling on a winter premiere. So a delay for Episode 9 would not come as a surprise.

There's no saying at this point which of Star Wars' cast will survive The Last Jedi, but we'd be willing to bet that Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) and probably Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) will all make it through to the final chapter. We wouldn't be willing to put any money down on Mark Hamill either way.

Trevorrow reportedly "focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion" during the production of Jurassic World, and since he was personally hired by Steven Spielberg, no one could drop him from the project. Following the film's incredible success, the director decided to helm The Book of Henry, and he was reportedly "unbearable" when doing the film. "He had an egotistical point of view—and he was always asserting that," the source said.

The Force Awakens brought back much of the original Star Wars cast, while tagging the next generation to join them, all under the steady hand of J.J. Abrams. Directing and writing duties for Star Wars: The Last Jedi fell to Rian Johnson, with a handful of cast members officially confirmed leading into the film’s December 2017 release. Episode IX, though, remains largely an enigma. Even so, it hasn’t stopped the internet from gathering information to get us excited.

The movie is essentially in pre-production already and due to some very unfortunate circumstances we actually know a lot about changes that the film has needed to make, long before Star Wars: The Last Jedi even arrives in theaters.
we know exactly what Episode IX will be about, as it will close out this third Star Wars trilogy, bringing the stories of Rey, Finn, Poe, Luke Skywalker and everybody else to some sort of conclusion. We fully expect the First Order to be defeated and for a new era in the galaxy to begin.
But as far as how any of that might happen, we have almost no clue. Certainly, once Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on screens we'll have some sort of idea, as we'll at least be able to say where the final movie will start, based on where the previous one ended. There's a lot that can still happen to our favorite characters. We can't even be sure they'll all make it to Episode IX, considering that Han Solo left us during The Force Awakens. And then, of course, there's the character we know will be missing.
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