Episode IX

Star Wars: Episode IX Begins Filming Today – John Boyega is Ready! Are you?

John Boyega teases the first day of shooting on social

Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio…

That was the first line from last week’s casting announcement, and a look around the twittersphere shows that fans everywhere–and actor John Boyega in particular–are ready to go:

My favorite insomniac, @Sleemo_ , already found some nuggets from Finn’s Instagram story:

And Anthony Daniels seemed to be in good company on the eve of filming:

And prior to today’s start of filming, Boyega had Insta’d a photo of his greeting new cast member Naomi Ackie:

Finally, and I know this is old (from a GQ shoot), but Oscar Isaac singing “Star Wars” slipped into my feed and became my personal theme song on this fun (but difficult to cover) first day of filming:

May the Force be with the cast and crew… JB

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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.