J.J. Abrams continues filming Star Wars: Episode IX at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and now a batch of set images has leaked online featuring a first look at Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Chewbacca, and possibly Naomi Ackie and Billie Lourd.
The Star Wars: Episode IX scene appears to be taking place at an alien planet, where the horses look to be outfitted with mo-cap in order to change the look of their heads for the movie.
While it is unknown what is exactly taking place, at least we know from the scene that Finn and Poe reunite along with Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode IX. We can also guess that possibly this is where they meet Naomi Ackie’s character, as this could be her home planet.
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A Redditor actually provides rumored details:
What we’re seeing is actually a reunion between Chewbacca and Poe & Finn; after the events of TLJ the last of the Resistance spread itself across the galaxy in ones and twos to different systems, growing grassroots rebellions from the ground up. Poe and Finn, sent by General Leia, are going from planet to planet retrieving these fledgling groups.
The small force we see in photos, shrouded in camo, is part of a paramilitary group led by Naomi Ackie’s character, who has been working with Chewbacca for months to build a homegrown resistance force. She has been described to me as smart and capable, and has immediate chemistry with Mr. Dameron. She leads them back to their base of operations, where I’ve been told we get some exposition that elaborates on the total control the First Order has.
Later on, they will go to pick up Rose, who has successfully made contact with Maz Kanata and (surprise surprise) Lando. They are gathered in an enormous cavern lit by torchlight, and I’ve been told they’re really playing up the pirate angle: lots of drinking and singing and treasures lying everywhere.
Meanwhile, the lead pirates and Resistance leaders agree that they don’t have strong enough numbers to take on the First Order alone, and that they would need an even bigger group to take them on. Eventually the Hutt Cartel is agreed on and Finn and Poe go with Rose to meet with them (see my previous leak from june). By the end of the first act the resistance has built an entire rag tag army of droids, aliens, outcasts and criminals, all ready to take down supreme leader Ren.
Star Wars: Episode IX has a December 2019 release starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd and Matt Smith. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian, with footage from the two previous films being used for Carrie Fisher to return as Leia.