John Boyega Confirms Time Period Between Episode 8 and 9

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John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Boyega in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Empire Magazine’s 2019 Preview issue (which hits stands December 27), has an interesting article with John Boyega about the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX film. In it the actor confirms that one year has passed since the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Thanks to the Twitter account of Star Wars Stuff, we have a page from the upcoming issue that reveals that information.

This is some of the first real information revealed about the film, as it is currently shrouded in mystery. For those like us at ORN, it’s better that way, so that the surprises in the movie are left for the actual viewing.

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

The cast includes Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.

Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).

Release is scheduled for December 2019.