Star Wars: Episode IX May Begin Filming in July

In February, Omega Underground found a casting call for Star Wars: Episode IX that appeared to confirm that shooting for the film will begin in July of this year. Now the site has found another one that seemingly confirms this as My Entertainment World has posted a casting notice that notes the shoot date as July, 2017.

This remains unconfirmed, however, as casting notices aren’t always right in terms of what they post. Production schedules change often and it’s certainly possible that this is a place holder. The site also mentions that the assumption is that when the upcoming Han Solo film moved onto location and out of Pinewood Studios in London, that Star Wars: Episode IX would move in and begin production.

There is no release date set for Star Wars: Episode IX, though it will be in 2019. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released later this year on December 15. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga. The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

Are you guys excited for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Are you looking forward to Star Wars: Episode IX? How do you feel about the decision not to add a CGI version of the late Carrie Fisher? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.