We’ve already seen Star Wars: Episode IX set photos from the filming outside of London, and over the last week more details have come in about a couple of sets that are being constructed at Black Park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England.
According to Making Star Wars, Lucasfilm is constructing several “jungle” set locations. There is one set that appears to have the Millennium Falcon (or part of it) on it, while the second features a rocky location with what may or may not be a pond. You can view photos and get more details via the tweets below!
Star Wars: Episode IX filming officially began on August 1st at London’s Pinewood Studios. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio.
The Star Wars: Episode IX cast members include 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, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously-unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” said Abrams previously. “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.”
Star Wars: Episode IX, opening in theaters on December 20, 2019, 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).
— MakingStarWars.net’s Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) August 22, 2018
— MakingStarWars.net’s Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) August 28, 2018
— MakingStarWars.net’s Jason Ward (@MakingStarWars) September 1, 2018