We’ve consistently jerked around with the production start for Star Wars: Episode IX for months. From April to July to January and now according to Variety is now set to begin filming in June 2018.
After the death of Carrie Fisher and exit of Colin Trevorrow, script issues could easily be the reason for the multiple delays. However, with J.J. Abrams and Argo’s Chris Terrio tackling the script they’ll need a good chunk of time to new draft.
Abrams will replace Trevorrow as a director and we have our fingers crossed he will close out the trilogy with a quality installment. Anything better than Return of The Jedi would be a plus.
Pushing from January to June gives the new creative team plenty of time to get the new version where it needs to be.
We expect production will start out at Pinewood Studios in the UK, as with all Star Wars films and then move on to different locations.
Episode IX will now be released on December 20th, 2019.