‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Production Designer Wraps Work On Film

Star Wars Episode IX Dominic MonaghanThe sequel trilogy of the beloved Star Wars saga has definitely been the talk of controversy for many fans, particularly with the 2017 film The Last Jedi, which currently has a 45% from fans on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Many fans did not appreciate the direction that the story took and how Mark Hamill’s character Luke Skywalker was handled in the film by writer/director Rian Johnson, with some uncertain about Episode IX, which is currently in production.

Perhaps fans of the series that were turned off by The Last Jedi will want to take a journey to a galaxy far, far away once more with the forthcoming Episode IX. Jake Lunt Davies, a production designer who has worked on the previous entries in the sequel trilogy, has posted a photo on Instagram, announcing he has wrapped on the new film. The photo showcases the many creatures that Davies has created in the universe thus far.

You can take a look at the photo below:

So this week my contract ended on Star Wars EpIX….which kind of means after 5 years and 5 movies, I’ve finally finished on Star Wars. As a kid this was my childhood ambition and I still can’t believe that I’ve now actually had this opportunity to be part of and contribute to the legacy of the Star Wars galaxy. Above are a few of the things I designed for TFA, Rogue 1, TLJ and Solo. However as much as I and my concept colleagues @lukedfisher @martin_rezard and Ivan Manzella get to dream up all these characters and ideas, none of it would happen or become reality without the brilliant team we work with under Neal Scanlan’s leadership – the sculptors; the mould makers, foam shop and seamers; the fabrication team; the model makers; the mechies, animatronic designers and electronics guys; the hair team; the painters and make-up artists; and the performers that finally bring these creatures to life. Thank you Neal for asking me to be part of the team. Beyond the CFX department I’d also thank Costume Designers Michael Kaplan, @glyn_dillon and Dave Crossman plus the CG artists at @ilmvfx for adding their magic to our work. And thanks to JJ, @riancjohnson, Gareth Edwards, @realronhoward, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Kathleen Kennedy for going with my designs for your movies. #starwars #theforceawakens #tfa #episodevii #rogueone #thelastjedi #episodeviii #tlj #solo #soloastarwarsstory #episodeix #bb8 #porg #porgs #reysspeeder #luggabeast #conceptdesign #creaturedesign #creaturefx #animatronic #ilmvfx #ambitionfulfilled

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Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theatres on December 20, 2019, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by him and Chris Terrio, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher.

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Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis

I am a Canadian film critic, journalist, actor, and director. Movies are my passion.

  • JF Sebastian

    You may want to edit this piece. This guy is not the production designer. He seems to be a concept artist, creature or set designer. Very different. Still impressive, but not at all the same thing.