Sources Say First Star Wars: Episode IX Footage Will Be Here By Christmas


Earlier this month, the rumor started making the rounds that the first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX will be dropping by Christmas, and while Disney has yet to offer any official sign that this might be the case, the leakers are sticking to their story.

A new report from Star Wars News Net relays word from sources that we’ll be getting a preview for J.J. Abrams’ next film “anywhere up to Christmas Day.” The site stresses that the source is trusted and “knows what they are talking about,” but suggests that the footage may not be a full-blown teaser but rather a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Regardless, fans will likely take what they can get at this early stage, with the team at Lucasfilm remaining predictably tight-lipped on the project and the studio reportedly intensifying their spoiler security measures for cast members.

With little in the way of official material, fans have been relying on hearsay and set photos to get a better idea of the adventure to come. Earlier this year, for example, we got quite a few images from the film’s production in Pinewood, showing the likes of Finn, Poe, and Chewie riding through a rural landscape while the Millennium Falcon resides in a forest. Meanwhile, over in Jordan, it looks like the crew has been filming some desert scenes, which apparently involve further screen time for Finn.

In any case, if this latest report has it right, then we’ll be getting a little more behind-the-scenes content of the official variety before the year is out, but either way, it’s still a long wait before Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.