Star Wars: Episode IX Script Complete; Shooting Begins In July
The final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy has a completed script and beings shooting in July!
Episode IX Has A Script! Begins Shooting in July!
During a recent visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, director, writer, and producer J.J. Abrams revealed some behind-the-scenes info on the upcoming final installment of the new Star Wars trilogy. Regarding Episode IX, Abrams told the audience that the screenplay for the film is finally complete and that the movie will start filming in July. This is huge news for fans of the franchise as Abrams clearly has a vision for the story he wants to tell. He also called his co-writer Chris Terrio a "genius" and that's no surprise since he's the mind behind Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning film Argo. Abrams is no slouch when it comes to writing either having penned the scripts for Regarding Henry, Armageddon, Mission: Impossible III, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Lawrence Kasdan.
The Star Wars franchise is in a precarious situation right now as the audience response to The Last Jedi is divisive to say the least. There's a lot of pressure on the upcoming Han Solo movie, but since that's a standalone film, more weight is on Episode IX to conclude the trilogy in a satisfying way. Abrams has said that fan backlash will not affect the upcoming third installment, and we know that J.J. pitched his story idea for IX on the same day The Last Jedi was released into theaters, so that statement seems to be true. Regardless, it's gonna be fun to see where these characters end up, especially since Abrams didn't get to finish his Star Trek trilogy and the end of Last Jedi left the storytelling door wide open for the third film. Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to be released into theaters on December 20, 2019.