Star Wars 9 will take place roughly one year after The Last Jedi. John Boyega first hinted at a time jump back in May when he revealed that he had to grow out his hair for the movie, noting that we'd know why when we see the trailer. There have been rumors that the trailer could be dropping before the end of the year, with many anticipating a Christmas surprise. However, that has yet to be confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm at this point in time.
Rian Johnson stepped out of Star Wars tradition by having The Last Jedi pretty much pickup right where The Force Awakens ended. Now John Boyega has stated that Star Wars 9 takes place one year after the last installment, which is 35 years after the Battle of Yavin, considering that the previous two installments were 34 years after. The time jump has been talked about ever since the last movie ended with the Resistance team severely depleted. It's going to take some time to rebuild after the events of The Last Jedi, for both the Resistance and the First Order.
While a year doesn't seem like a whole lot of time, it's surely enough for the Resistance to figure out their situation. Additionally, it should be enough time for Kylo Ren to show his new-found power over the First Order, possibly convincing the Knights of Ren that his decision to kill Supreme Leader Snoke was a good move in the grand scheme of things. However, that's just speculation since it has not been officially confirmed that the Knights of Ren will appear in Star Wars 9.
The time jump should satisfy hardcore Star Wars who will more than likely be looking forward to some novels and comics to fill in the gaps of what happened during that year in between The Last Jedi and Star Wars 9. Regardless, the year time jump seems like a wise decision. Now, we're just going to have to figure out how the characters are fitting into their new roles. A year of studying the sacred Jedi texts should give Rey a whole new perspective into what it means to be a Jedi, while also strengthening her powers at the same time.
J.J. Abrams and crew are still filming Star Wars 9 and we are now a little less than a year away from the movie hitting theaters. After the immense backlash from The Last Jedi, all eyes are on Abrams to see how he approaches the situation that Rian Johnson left for him. Bringing back Lando Calrissian is a step in the right direction and it has been rumored that we won't be seeing a bunch of the Porgs return, which many also believe to be a good decision as well. For now, we'll just have to wait and see. This information comes to us from Reddit via Empire.