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Yesterday during the press conference for The Last Jedi and Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, Bob Iger mentioned that J.J. Abrams is pitching the story for Star Wars:Episode IX today.
“J.J. Abrams is pitching the story for Episode IX tomorrow morning”
This is pretty huge news as it probably means a first draft of the script is ready to go. At the end of The Force Awakens we all had an idea where The Last Jedi was going. But this time we really don’t know where it will start. I’d assume we’ll get a time jump in between VIII and IX. This is very exciting to me and I can’t wait to see how J.J. closes off this amazing trilogy. Star Wars Episode IX hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.