Some EPISODE IX casting news has been released by Lucasfilm! We still have over a year before the final chapter in the Sequel Trilogy hits theaters, but at least this news can keep us distracted for a few days.
Returning from the previous Sequel Trilogy Episodes are Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita, Nyong’o, and Billie Lourd. Two new cast members for EPISODE IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.
Lucasfilm has also confirmed that Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams will join the cast of EPISODE IX. Last, and most important, Carrie Fisher will be in EPISODE IX as Leia, using footage shot for EPISODE VII.
This is some wonderful news to hear. The important takeaways are Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, and Leia Organa will be making an appearance in EPISODE IX. I would like to also point out that it is currently unknown who Richard E. Grant or Naomi Ackie will play.
Click here for Lucasfilm's official statement, which includes a statement from J.J. Abrams and crew news. EPISODE IX has a release date for December 2019. May the Force be with you.