Jack Thorne to rework Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX script

John Boyega as Finn in a scene from Star Wars The Force Awakens

Boyega as Finn in a scene from"Star Wars The Force Awakens

Late actress Carrie Fisher will have an "amazing" send-off in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", according to star John Boyega.

The Last Jedi is going to be huge for a number of obvious reasons. You push your manager into a chute compactor and then a year later you decide to go back dressed as one of the colleagues.

Production on Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to begin in January (18), ahead of a May, 2019 release.

The 25-year-old actor says when he learned of Fishers death last December, "It was a strange, strange feeling".

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He added, "I'm in my pajamas ... and people are just like, 'That can't be him, he wouldn't do that'".

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Leia will get a sendoff fit for a princess in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Boyega reassures fans in a new interview. "We worked together closely on this", he said.

'The minute she finished, she grabbed me and said, 'I'd better be at the forefront of IX!',' Kennedy recalled. "Sadly, Carrie will not be in '[Episode] IX'".

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It's not clear if Boyega's comments mean Fisher's character will be kept alive off-screen in the series. It being the film itself and all of the performance they captured "which we're really pleased with", before her death. "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson said Fisher helped polish the script for his movie.

Even prior to adapting J.K. Rowling's fantasy tale for the British stage, Thorne was a prolific playwright and screenwriter.

Very little is known about the film's plot, other than this and the fact it will pick up from 2015's The Force Awakens with the very first meeting between Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Daisy Ridley's Rey.

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