Star Wars: Episode IX Cast Announcement

Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Keri Russell
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Keri Russell
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Richard E Grant
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Richard E Grant
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Naomi Ackie
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Naomi Ackie

Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant have now also joined the cast, and Variety previously reported that Keri Russell was in talks to join the cast for “Star Wars Episode IX.” with their sources confirming Keri Russell has just closed her deal to join the film just before the announcement.

Official Announcement:

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, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, 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.

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

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.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).

Release is scheduled for December 2019.

Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Carrie Fisher Announcement
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Carrie Fisher Announcement
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - JJ Abrams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – JJ Abrams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Carrie Fisher
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Carrie Fisher
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Chris Terro
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Chris Terro
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Oscar Issac
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Oscar Issac
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Mark Hamill
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Mark Hamill
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Lupita Nyong'o
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Lupita Nyong’o
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Kelly Marie Tran
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Kelly Marie Tran
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Daisy Ridley
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Daisy Ridley
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Domhnall Gleeson
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Domhnall Gleeson
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - John Boyega
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – John Boyega
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - John Williams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – John Williams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Joonas Suotamo
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Joonas Suotamo
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Billie Lourd
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Billie Lourd
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Anthony Daniels
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Anthony Daniels
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Adam Driver
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Adam Driver
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement - Director JJ Abbrams
Star Wars Episode IX Official Cast Announcement – Director JJ Abbrams
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