The following sizable Indispensable particular person Wars movie will launch up production on Wednesday, August 1st in London, and Lucasfilm has formally announced the forged for the movie. While there are no longer any surprises referring to the actors having fun with the roles of the characters launched in the sequel trilogy, there are about a predominant unearths: Carrie Fisher and Designate Hamill will most probably be encourage, and so will Billy Dee Williams, now officially confirmed to be reprising his position as Lando Calrissian, after rumors earlier this year.
Assorted actors reprising their roles in the untitled sequel contain Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz), Domhnall Gleeson (Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Ko Connix), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO).
Spoilers for Indispensable particular person Wars: The Closing Jedi forward.
Essentially the most startling part referring to the announcement comes from the three actors drawn from the long-established Indispensable particular person Wars trilogy. Hamill’s persona Luke Skywalker changed into one with the Pressure after his wrestle with Kylo Ren at the pause of The Closing Jedi, while Carrie Fisher died in 2016. Her dying prompted long-established Indispensable particular person Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow to enormously re-write his script outdated to he departed the mission, and Lucasfilm issued a assertion promising no longer to make exercise of CGI to recreate the actress, because it did in Rogue One with Peter Cushing and a youthful model of Carrie Fisher. Previously, Lucasfilm had said Fisher wouldn’t be in the movie at all. In accordance to the most up-to-date assertion, Fisher will appear in the movie “using previously unreleased photos shot for Indispensable particular person Wars: The Pressure Awakens.”
There’s no observe on whether or no longer Gwendoline Christie will reprise her position as Captain Phasma after the persona’s (apparent) dying in The Closing Jedi.
After Trevorrow’s departure, Lucasfilm introduced encourage The Pressure Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who re-wrote the script with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League, and Batman V Superman: Destroy of day of Justice). Abrams says “discovering a the truth is stress-free conclusion to the Skywalker saga with out her eluded us. We have been never going to recast, or exercise a CG persona. With the toughen and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have came upon one design to honor Carrie’s legacy and position as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen photos we shot collectively in Episode VII.”
The movie used to be at first slated to hit theaters in Would possibly perhaps well 2019, nonetheless used to be bumped encourage to December 20th, 2019 after the switch in directors.