JJ Abrams has revealed that filming on Star Wars 9 has come to an end and fans are convinced a title announcement is imminent as a cryptic tease arrives on an official Twitter account linked to the franchise.
The director confirmed the news with an on-set photo showing the lead trio – John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac – sharing a hug.
“There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast,” Abrams tweeted.
Boyega later tweeted the same photo, calling his final day on set “the end to a chapter of my life that I couldn’t be more thankful for.”
Fans have been expecting a title announcement for Episode IX for weeks now. In comparison, the title of Episode VII – The Force Awakens – was announced weeks before principle photography drew to a close.
The Last Jedi‘s title was announced a year and a half before the film was released in cinema and six months before filming ended.
What’s more is that the official Star Wars account in the UK posted a tweet earlier today (16 February), writing “The calm before the galactic storm”. It certainly seems as if we’ll know the name of Episode IX extremely soon.
Earlier this week, HBO president Casey Bloys accidentally revealed that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss’s forthcoming Star Wars project will be a trilogy of films
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in cinemas on 20 December.
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