The cast for the following Star Wars film has been uncovered in an unexpected declaration, with a blend of veteran stars and new faces set to show up.
The late performing artist Carrie Fisher will include in Episode IX utilizing already inconspicuous film that was recorded for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The star, who played Princess Leia in the film arrangement, passed on abruptly in 2016.
Billy Dee Williams, 81, will repeat his part as Lando Calrissian and Richard E Grant will join the cast.
“We urgently cherished Carrie Fisher,” executive JJ Abrams said in an announcement reporting the line-up. “Finding a genuinely fulfilling conclusion to the Skywalker adventure without her escaped us.”
“We have figured out how to respect Carrie’s inheritance and part as Leia in Episode IX by utilizing inconspicuous film we shot together in Episode VII.”
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Stamp Hamill, who was shot to acclaim by the primary Star Wars film in 1977, will return as Luke Skywalker.
He will be joined by kindred arrangement veteran Anthony Daniels who plays android mediator C-3PO and is the main on-screen character to have showed up in the greater part of the establishment’s real movies.
English performing artist Naomi Ackie, who featured in the 2017 film Lady Macbeth, will join the give in an a role as yet anonymous part.
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A considerable lot of the names will be familiar to fans of the previous instalment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Domhnall Gleeson will all return for the new film.
The Last Jedi was a major success, generating more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend in December.
It was the second biggest-grossing opening weekend ever in North America, trailing behind the 2015 release Star Wars: The Force Awakens which opened with $248m (£185m).
Filming for Episode IX, which does not yet have a title, will begin in London on Wednesday. It is scheduled for release in December 2019.