Star Wars: Episode IX has begun filming, a year and a half ahead of its scheduled release date. That means fans are looking for anything to make the wait seem a little shorter, even a single picture tweeted by director JJ Abrams.
Guess what? JJ Abrams tweeted a single picture from the set!
Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX pic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) August 1, 2018
The picture is just of some camera equipment in focus with John Boyega, who plays Finn in the films, is blurry in the background. Abrams captioned the tweet mentioning the late Carrie Fisher, who is being included in Episode IX with unused footage filmed prior to her passing. Abrams reasoned that the story of the Skywalkers could not finish without including Fisher in some capacity.
Disney released the cast list for the movie last week as filming commenced. Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release in December 2019.