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Friday, February 15, 2019

'Episode IX' Wraps Production

After more than six months of filming, Episode IX has wrapped production. JJ Abrams confirmed the news in a twee this afternoon, reading "It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX.  There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast.  I’m forever indebted to you all" and followed by a heartwarming/breaking picture of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac hugging each other on the set. 
It's not exactly been a secret that IX was filming in Jordan and will include a desert planet (either Jakku or Tatooine, both of which have thematic importance) but this photo reveals that Rey, Finn, and Poe will all have scenes at this location. It also confirms the report that Rey will once again be wearing her three-bun hairdo from The Force Awakens. (If you want more spoiler-y costume details, check out this major leak from last week.)

Fans have been anxiously waiting for IX's official title for months now, and Abrams refused to deliver with this tweet (despite the fact that The Force Awakens and Solo both announced their titles at the end of photography). However, there's a strong rumor swirling about a teaser trailer for IX arriving very soon, and that seems like the logical spot to reveal the title. 

While it was widely expected that the first footage of IX wouldn't arrive until Celebration Chicago in April, a teaser in February that announces the title would actually make sense. There's no reason for them to save the title for Celebration since a longer trailer and the first poster for the film will almost definitely drop then no matter what. Plus, Avengers: Endgame similarly opted to leave its title unknown until the title card at the end of its first trailer. 

What do you think of this photo? What do you expect to see in the first teaser for IX? Tell me in the comments or tweet to @SithObserver, and may the Force be with you all. 

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