Star Wars: Episode IX is in the can and we’re all crying about it.
Director J.J. Abrams commemorated the end of shooting the final film in the Skywalker saga (which began way back on August 1) with the following tweet and emotional photo showing cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Issac embracing on set.
It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX. There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I’m forever indebted to you all. pic.twitter.com/138AprtFuZ
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) February 15, 2019
John Boyega posted the same photo with the caption:
That’s a wrap on Star Wars episode 9 and the end to a chapter of my life that I couldn’t be more thankful for. What a process! It really has been a joy to be in these movies surrounded by amazing people. JJ thank you for making my dreams come true.
Here’s a larger version so you can pick up all the little details.
The full photo. Photo: Twitter
That tweet marks only Abrams’ second mention of Episode IX since joining Twitter when filming began. The other, to jog your memory, was this...
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
And, as of publication, that’s all we have in regards to official information and photos for the new Star Wars film. But, the last few movies have announced their titles as production ended so it’s fair to guess a title reveal is coming soon and probably much more by the time we get to April and Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
It’s also important to note that while principal photography is now complete, more filming will take place. Abrams revealed in the commentary to The Force Awakens that a lot of that film was tweaked with reshoots while editing (sometimes just in a side room of Bad Robot in Los Angeles, CA) so you’d expect that to happen again.
Star Wars: Episode IX opens December 20 and we’ll have much more soon.
This post was updated after publication to add Boyega’s tweet.