Thanks to social media postings from the team over at Pinewood Studios in the UK, we found out that today is wrap day. That means principal photography on the Star Wars: Episode IX has been wrapped and now it’s left to the editing, special effects, and possibly re-shoots that need to happen between now and December when the film hits theaters.
Along with news that the photography is complete, we also learned that Lucasfilm is planning to bring back Force Friday this year with what they are calling Triple Force Friday. We’d like to be a little more excited for this one than we actually are. The first Force Friday celebration was fun, but the second one felt thrown together and not well attended by fans. Given that these events are meant for the die-hards, it will be interesting to see what impact the fan reactions to Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have on fan reactions to the new event.
Triple Force Friday, the latest in a tradition of Star Wars product launches, is set for October 4, Lucasfilm and Disney announced today. The event will see the debut of brand-new products inspired by three of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases, including:
The highly anticipated, final installment of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Episode IX
The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, set to debut exclusively on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
The latest title from EA and Respawn — Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — a brand-new action-adventure game releasing holiday 2019
Products spanning categories from toys to collectibles, housewares, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 4. As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings.