Lucasfilm have this evening announced the new and returning cast members for the next installment of Star Wars – Episode IX
Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd are all returning to their respective roles. Also confirmed to return is Bill Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Anthony Daniels as C3-P0, and Mark Hamill as Jedi Master Luke Skywalker!
In a surprising move, the late Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa will appear in Episode IX, with J J Abrams using previously unseen footage that was shot during The Force Awakens
“Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.” – J J Abrams
Richard E. Grant and Naomi Ackie will be two new faces in a galaxy far far away as they join the cast for Episode IX. Legendary composer John Williams will return to score the film too!
Filming will begin August 1st and the wait begins until December 2019 for the film’s release!
Who are you most excited to see in Episode IX?