Both an old casting call from February and a new casting notice posted this week indicate that Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX ” is slated to begin shooting in July of this year.
My Entertainment World ran the new casting notice, and both remain unconfirmed at this point. It would fit though with the film slated to move right into Pinewood Studios in London just after the upcoming “Han Solo” spin-off film wraps. “Star Wars: Episode IX” is currently slated for 2019.
The report comes as Making Star Wars reports that Canto Bight is the name of a casino planet that will serve as the base for several scenes in Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Justin Theroux and Benicio del Toro are said to be key to those scenes, the latter playing a character whose codename during production was ‘D.J.’.
Finally, new featurettes about “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” are out showcasing the virtual camera rig used by director Gareth Edwards to help craft shots along with a glimpse of just how many visual effects elements were added to a shot that you might not think had many.