Luke & Leia Are Back For Episode IX
Lucasfilm has just issued a press release to announce the start of filming for Episode IX this coming Wednesday, once again housed at Pinewood Studios. And the big news is - both Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are n board. Shock!
OK, so we kind of knew Hamil could reappear if only in a time-honoured specrtral manner. But Carrie Fisher?? Don't worry - it's not as creepy as it could be - here's the press release in full -
"Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.
Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Episode IX.
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