Yesterday was Disney’s big shareholders meeting where Bob Iger tells everyone how well Disney is doing financially, and gives glimpses of the future. Part of that future was announcing the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but one of the bigger pieces of news was that shareholders at the meeting got to see a glimpse of Star Wars Episode IX.
Of course, that footage will not be made public, but someone attending the meeting shared a tweet about what he saw, giving us an excellent description of the scenes.
SPOILERS AHEAD… If you don’t want to know, then don’t continue on!
Perhaps the biggest news was the fact that Vader’s helmet is making a return. If you remember back to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of Kylo’s motivations to stay with the dark side of the force, was talking to his grandfather’s burnt helmet.
The stormtroopers getting blown up in a hangar bay is sort of par for the course in Star Wars, but the blockade runner was interesting. It seems the Resistance (or Rebellion) is using anything and everything to help in the plan to destroy the First Order.
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.