Star Wars: Episode IX is currently in production right now, and the experience for the cast and crew is certainly bittersweet for a multitude of reasons. Not only is this the closing chapter of the Sequel Trilogy and the entire Skywalker Saga, but this is also a production without Carrie Fisher being present. Although unused The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi footage is going to be utilized, with Fisher no longer with us, there is a bit of a void on set – but Fisher’s real-life daughter Billie Lourd is confident that the film will still be something special.
Lourd, who plays Lieutenant Connix in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is reprising her role in Episode IX as the Resistance continues to fend off against the First Order. In previous press releases and credit blocks in promotion for the film, Billie Lourd was never included among the list of names but with the first Episode IX press release and cast list from August, it seems like she may have a larger role in Episode IX.
The actress spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her experience on the set of the film, expressing excitement about carrying the legacy:
“I gotta watch myself because the Star Wars PD is going to come get me, but it is incredible. I’ve read the script and I’ve been on set. I was on set for, like, three weeks back in September, and it is going to be magical.”
Lourd granted co-writer/director J.J. Abrams and company the blessing to use unused footage of her late mother as General Leia Organa in Episode IX.
Are you excited to see how Episode IX closes out the Star Wars saga? Sound off in the comments below, and may the Force be with you.
The next Star Wars film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.
Source: ET Online
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Designs For Thanos’ Black Order
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals alternate designs for Thanos' Black Order.
After making brief appearances in Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos emerged from the shadows in search of the Infinity Stones with the assistance of his minions, collectively known as the Black Order. Now, new Avengers: Infinity War concept art offers fans a look at alternate and early designs for Thanos' Children named Cull Obsidian, Ebony Mawand, Proxima Midnight, and Corvus Glaive.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.