Heather Mason
August 02, 2017 1:03 pm

Stars Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t out yet, but plans for Star Wars: Episode IX are already in the works. And news just broke that the final film in the recent trilogy is getting a rewrite, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Should we be concerned — and will they use the Force to write it?

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While we’ve all been focused on whether we’ll find out who Rey’s parents are and whether or not Luke is actually Episode VIII‘s titular Last Jedi, Colin Trevorrow has been preparing to direct the next film — Star Wars: Episode IX. In fact, some of it has even been shot already! And now, screenwriter Jack Thorne (Wonder) will be doing a rewrite on the script that Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly had been working on, all in advance of production kicking off in January 2018.

So, what exactly does this rewrite mean?

There’s no word on how extensive these rewrites will be, so no need to panic. Plus, as far as we know right now, all of our faves — Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), and even  Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) — should be returning. That is, if they make it through The Last Jedi safely.

With some drama behind-the-scenes of the Young Han Solo movie (Ron Howard stepped in as the new director in the middle of shooting), we’re hoping these rewrites aren’t a sign of more trouble in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters May 24th, 2019.

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