It was revealed last Friday (27) the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, which promises to be the conclusion of the Skywalker saga in theaters. The information was given in an episode of The Star Wars Show, news of the franchise that is published weekly on the official Star Wars channel on YouTube.
For the main cast, we will have Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. in addition to the return of veterans, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams. New names include Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell.
Carrie Fisher, who passed away in December 2016, will also be in the film. It was not an easy job to find a way to honor Fisher and make Leia appear in the film, and director JJ Abrams comments on the journey:
“We desperately love Carrie Fisher. Finding a satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without it eluded us. We will never replace it or use a CG character. With the support and blessing of your daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and her character as Leia in Episode IX using unseen footage that we shot for Episode VII. “
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Star Wars: Episode IX still has no official title, synopsis or trailers revealed, but its premiere is expected on December 19, 2019. Until then, read more about the film on our website and find out all about the end of the Skywalker saga.