Disney and Lucasfilm's announcement also reveals that the latest film in the "Star Wars" franchise is the first Disney title to get a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release in Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
During his time in a talk show, director J. J. Abrams has announced that Star Wars Episode IX had finished its writing phase and will soon be filming.
J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and shared that it does in fact have a script locked in.
J.J. Abrams returns to direct the film, taking the place of Colin Trevorrow. "It starts shooting end of July. But I'm writing this with [screenwriter] Chris Terrio who's a genius and I'm having a great time". Of course, Abrams wasn't always meant to return to sci-fi saga, but instead took over as director when Colin Trevorrow parted ways with Lucasfilm. "There's a lot that I would like to say about it, but I feel like it's a little early to be having the Episode IX conversation ..." The film stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Andy Serkis (Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Holdo), with Frank Oz (Yoda) and Benicio Del Toro (DJ).
It will be interesting to see where the franchise goes or ends from here.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi's" digital release will be available in HD, 4K Ultra HD and through the Movies Anywhere app starting March 13. We'll just have to wait and see if he and Terrio give everyone in the Skywalker saga a nice send off.