We’re still waiting on a title reveal and first trailer for the J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Wars: Episode IX,” a film which serves as not just the last chapter of the current trilogy but the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
Filming wrapped not long ago on the project and Abrams took a break from a nearly year-long post-production schedule recently to attend the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Abrams was asked about finishing work on the new film by Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, and he expressed his enthusiasm for everyone to see it:
“It was actually a pretty emotional thing. The cast and crew did an unbelievable job, and I just cannot wait for you to see what we got going for you… Obviously this is a trilogy. We brought to that movie all the passion and hard work we would have no matter what. I think the story speaks for itself. I really, truly can’t wait for you to see it… There are a lot of words that we all hope you’ll feel, and I think the biggest and most important one is ‘satisfied.'”
Abrams also touched upon working with Billy Dee Williams, reprising his role as Lando Calrissian, saying:
“I met him once before, and he was such a sweet guy. I gotta tell you, I have such unbelievable respect for him. We had a great time, and he was wonderful… He just had this aura around him. He’s really just an incredible man and an incredible actor.”
Filming on the new entry began in August last year based on a script by Abrams and Chris Terrio. Composer John Williams will return to score the film which also stars Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Williams. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” is due out in cinemas in December.