“Star Wars: Episode IX” Films In July

Actor John Boyega has been out on the publicity circuit for “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and, understandably, has been asked what he knows about the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode IX” – the third and apparent final chapter in the modern “Star Wars” trilogy following last year’s contentious “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.

Boyega confirmed a start date, telling Digital Spy: “I don’t know a thing, but I know I start filming in July. They’re prepping and planning. J.J. has a script, but I just haven’t read it yet. You have to go to a room where the script is… I can’t lie, sometimes you get to bring it back home.”

The start date makes sense after the film was pushed back from May to December 2019, not to mention the delay that came with switching out director Colin Trevorrow with J.J. Abrams. Abrams did the talk show circuit a few weeks back confirming the script is pretty much done.

The comments follow on from video earlier this week of how construction is going on “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” the new land that will debut at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in about a year.