Filming On Star Wars: Episode IX Expected To Wrap By February 2019


Providing everything goes according to plan, Star Wars: Episode IX will wrap principal photography by February 2019.

That’s according to the good folks at Omega Underground, who claim that J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio’s starry epic will be ready to enter post early next year.

No word on a specific end date for Episode IX, though it’s worth keeping in mind that these things tend to chop and change as filming progresses. And that’s before we even factor in the inevitable reshoots and pick-ups that will likely take place next summer – similar to how Avengers 4 has spent the past number of weeks capturing additional scenes ahead of its own release in 2019.

As you’ll no doubt recall, Star Wars: Episode IX kicked things off at the beginning of August with a heartfelt message from J.J. Abrams, who paid tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher on what would’ve been her last major role in the Skywalker Saga.

Sadly, that wasn’t to be, and the Star Wars franchise must now carry on without its beloved princess. From what we understand, her General Leia Organa will still have some sort of role in Episode IX opposite the likes of Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, though Abrams and Lucasfilm are naturally keeping things hush hush as things begin to fall into place. And at least based on this rumored timeline, we have another six months of set pics and the like before Episode IX is ready to take flight.

The Powers That Be have set Star Wars: Episode IX for release on December 20th, 2019 and only then will we know what’s in store for Rey, Poe, Finn and the remnants of the Resistance as the curtain comes down on Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Saga.