After a long wait, filming for the still unnamed Episode IX is finally here. While filming gets underway, more news is going to leak with each passing day. We understand that not everyone has time to read through every article, or go back and search for old information when they need it. That’s why the entire staff of Scavenger’s Holocron is working on putting together a neat timeline of events. When a piece of news drops, we’ll update it here first so you can quickly see what everyone’s tweeting about. After we finish writing up the applicable article, if there is one, we’ll link it back here too so you can read it at your convenience. You’ll never have to feel out of the loop again.
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February 15 – Filming for Episode IX has officially wrapped according to JJ’s Twitter post as well as posts from several other cast and crew members
February 3 – Brian Herring announced on Twitter that he was officially done filming with BB-8, while John Boyega RTed that he is still filming
January 29 – Anthony Daniels reveals that it was his last day as C-3PO on set; John Boyega hints he still has “a little more” to film
January 15 – John Boyega shared on his Instagram page a picture of bloody hands. He captioned the photo, “Great day working on set!! The whole team pushed themselves today to achieve something visually crazy! I’ve had many moments of shock on set but not like today and I can’t wait until you know why #FN2187” The mention of his old Stormtrooper designation has led to speculation that Finn will be involved in the beginning of the Stormtrooper uprising that was cut from The Last Jedi.
December 28 – December 28 – Todd Fisher explains that unused footage of Carrie from the last two films will be woven into Episode IX in a way that seems extremely natural, saying, “This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”
December 22 – John Boyega “confirms” that Episode IX will take place one year after the events of The Last Jedi (although John later posted on Twitter that he doesn’t remember saying that in the interview)
December 20 – Prompted by a whirlwind of rumors, Natalie Portman says she has no knowledge of her reprising her role as Padme Amidala for Episode IX
November 28 – Anthony Daniel posts on his Twitter about filming in Pinewood and Wadi Rum
November 19 – Production designer announces that he has finished work on Episode IX on Instagram (although this mostly refers to the design elements and there is still much work to be done!)
October 18 – Mark Hamill announces that he will be appearing in Episode IX on Twitter
October 17 – Oscar Isaac says there is more improvisation in Episode IX than the previous two films
August 28 – Matt Smith appearing in “key role” in Episode IX
August 12 – False report that cinematographer Dan Mindel teased part of the set for Episode IX, actually set of John Carter
August 8 – Mark Hamill teases possibly returning to filming on Instagram
August 1 – Filming begins, JJ posts first photo from Episode IX
July 27 – Lucasfilm publishes Episode IX cast list