Star Wars Celebration Chicago will indeed host a special Episode IX panel this year.
This update comes to us courtesy of the official Star Wars YouTube page, where it was officially announced that the much-anticipated Episode IX will indeed receive an exclusive panel at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. The panel will be comprised of Episode IX director J.J. Abrams, who is returning to the director’s chair after previously helming The Force Awakens, as well as LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
The panel will be held on the main Celebration stage on Friday, April 12th and will also be streamed live to both the Galaxy and Twin Suns stages in order to accommodate overflow crowds at the event.
The announcement also promises that the Episode IX panel will be full of surprises and special guests that will “keep your imagination buzzing” until the end of the presentation.
What do you make of this announcement? Are you not at all surprised to hear that the most-anticipated Star Wars film in recent memory is indeed receiving its very own panel at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago and that both J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy are going to be hosting it? Or would you expect nothing less from LucasFilm? Sound off in the comments below and let us know your thoughts!
Star Wars Episode IX is the climactic culmination of the epic Skywalker Saga. Here is what we know so far:
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX 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, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The film will land in theaters on December 19, 2019.
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