The Star Wars: Episode IX cast has been revealed and it will include Carrie Fisher.
Producers have announced the cast for the movie, which will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, on Friday (July 27), with newcomers Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant joining.
Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd.
Veteran stars Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams will all return.
Using unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Carrie Fisher will once again play iconic character Leia Organa.
“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. 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. said.
J.J. Abrams will direct the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, and co-wrote the movie with Chris Terrio.
Composer John Williams will return to soundtrack Episode IX.
The movie is set to be released in December 2019.