“Everyone is in communication.”
A scene for Star Wars: Episode IX has already been shot by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
In an interview with MTV (via TheWrap), Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow said he asked Johnson to shoot a scene in a specific location, and Johnson was happy to oblige. However, Trevorrow did not go into any details about the scene or why it was particularly important to film months before Episode IX begins production.
“There was one little thing,” said Trevorrow. “It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just, ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great.” Trevorrow went on to note that making this new set of Star Wars films is a collaborative effort and that “everyone is in communication.”
Johnson asked a similar favor from The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, as Johnson wanted Abrams to make a slight, but important, change to The Force Awakens’ ending.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15, while Episode IX will be released on May 24, 2019.
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