JJ Abrams has shared the very first look at Star Wars Episode IX, giving fans confirmation that shooting has indeed commenced at Pinewood Studios as promised. With the Tweet, you can see a quick look at John Boyega, vaguely verifying Finn back in action for the next Star Wars sequel.
Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX pic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) August 1, 2018
The tweet also pays tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, who will be returning as Princess Leia one final time. The news broke recently when Lucasfilm released the entire cast list for the new movie, which also includes the return of Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. You can see the entire list by clicking here. To learn more about this week’s reveals, as well as more details about the upcoming resurgence of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, make sure to watch this week’s edition of The Star Wars Show.
Stay tuned, as more details are to come! Star Wars Episode IX lands in theaters next December.