J. J. Abrams Confirms That Star Wars Episode IX’s Script Is Finished
When J. J. Abrams said he was taking a deep dive into Star Wars Episode IX shortly after the release of The Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix, he wasn’t kidding: just twelve days after making that statement, the script to Star Wars Episode IX has been completed!
Talking on The Late Show to Stephen Colbert, the host – a huge Star Wars geek himself – asked if he could tell the audience anything about Episode IX. Abrams, per usual, kept things close to his vest, but stated that the script to the movie is finished:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 22, 2018
The actual video adds an important detail to the mix: that filming begins in July, and not June as originally reported.
For frame of reference, Abrams was hired to take over for Colin Trevorrow on September 12, 2017 – so that means that in five months, he and Chris Terrio were able to come up with a script (one which might have taken cues from the Trevorrow, Derek Connolly, and Jack Thorne drafts – or could have discarded them altogether). This leaves more than enough time for Abrams to make additional preparations all across the board (including the script, if need be) before the movie begins filming in June, which raises a few questions about when we’ll get to hear about things like casting rumors. It’s gonna be a long wait between Solo and Episode IX – hopefully, it’s well worth it.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.