Star Wars: Episode IX LEGO Leak Teases A Return To Jakku
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to bring the current cycle of Star Wars movies to a close, and with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams at the helm once more, it’s long been expected that the upcoming film will contain a few points of symmetry with the Sequel Trilogy’s first installment.
One rumor that grows more plausible by the month, for instance, is that the Knights of Ren might be making a comeback, but another fairly popular prediction that we probably shouldn’t rule out is that Episode IX will be taking us back to Rey’s home planet of Jakku. In fact, thanks to a new report listing the names of various tie-in LEGO sets, it seems we have one more piece of evidence to add to the list.
The leak comes to us from Instagram user Savcreationsog, who has a better track record than most when it comes to LEGO-related intel, but admits that this latest report “might be fake.” Out of the four listed set names, three are simply ships from the franchise – namely, “First Order Dropship,” “Resistance Y-Wing,” and “First Order Tie Bomber.” But while none of these apparent revelations are exactly going to break the internet, the fourth name listed, “Assault on Jakku,” seems a fair bit more interesting.
Seeing how there weren’t any sequences from The Force Awakens that really fit with this title, it stands to reason that the “Assault on Jakku” set might be adapting a sequence from Episode IX. And while the legitimacy of this leak is still to be confirmed, the fact that Abrams filmed scenes in the desert region of Wadi Rum, Jordan, certainly makes it plausible that a return to Jakku could be on the cards. Either way, all will become clear when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.