STAR WARS IX | JJ Abrams Wraps Filming
Principal photography on JJ Abrams next Star Wars adventure has ended, and now fans can’t wait to return to the epic space opera that is promising to tie up many of its predecessor’s loose ends!
With a single image filmmaker, JJ Abrams set imaginations and pulses racing announcing via his Twitter feed that principal photography on Star Wars Episode IX had wrapped. The new trilogy’s premiere cast including Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaacs, and John Boyega were featured in the shot which had the trio clasped in a warm embrace, behind a desert landscape that will undoubtedly serve as the backdrop for a scene in the next, and final installment of what Abrams has deemed is the third act in longer “Skywalker” adventure.
Star Wars, of course, debuted to theatrical audiences in 1977, the brainchild of George Lucas has gone on to become one of the cinema’s most successful and lucrative franchises. In 2015, Disney bought Lucasfilms and directed Abrams to resuscitate the adventures in a galaxy, far, far away. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens reunited many of the original cast, their first time back in more than 30 years. Though Abrams did not direct The Last Jedi the most recent installment, the director had remained close to the story and decided to take the helm for the finale.
Few details about the Episode IX have escaped into the realm of public consumption, fans are hopeful that it will be a gratifying end especially given that the passing of one of the franchise’s stars Carrie Fisher has left a significant void. The film’s most centrifugal figure Luke Skywalker, played by actor Mark Hamill returned in The Last Jedi and although had apparently met an end by the final act, the actor had been seen on set and even hinted through social networking posts that he will be returning for the next feature which has yet to reveal its official title.
The caption read… “It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX.”