Star Wars 9 is officially finished. J.J. Abrams made the announcement this morning. In addition, we now have a better look at some cameos in the highly anticipated threequel. Disney and Lucasfilm also released the first official clip from the movie today, which showcased the flying Stormtroopers, aka Jet Troopers or Rocket Troopers. The Resistance seemed to be just as surprised as the rest of us to learn that The First Order can take to the skies now. We're now less than a month away from the premiere and the excitement is starting to build.
John Williams announced that he finished the Star Wars 9 score last week, so it was expected that the post-production phase was nearing completion too. J.J. Abrams confirmed that he finished the final cut over the weekend, which falls in line with when he finished The Force Awakens back in 2015. Abrams also confirmed reshoots were still happening in October. Some Star Wars fans felt the reshoots were a sign of trouble, but this is a common practice when working on a movie of this magnitude.
Lucasfilm released a special look at The Rise of Skywalker over the weekend and it teased some of the cameos. Multi-award winning singer/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and Grammy winner Ed Sheeran were both spotted in the special look at the upcoming movie. Miranda appears to be a member of The Resistance and will probably have a brief Star Wars cameo. As for Sheeran, he was spotted in a Stormtrooper costume, which means he won't be serenading anyone with a guitar like he did in his Game of Thrones cameo. While these are great additions to the Star Wars universe, fans are hoping that one particular person ends up making it into the movie.
While not shown in the special look at The Rise of Skywalker, Warwick Davis is someone that needs a cameo, though he probably won't get a Stormtrooper cameo. When asked about the possibility, he simply said, "It would be terrific, wouldn't it, to see me in there." Davis has been a part of the Star Wars universe since Return of the Jedi and has been in nearly everything since then. The actor believes that "coming in to doing the later films, from The Force Awakens into Rogue One and Solo, and The Last Jedi," feel more like it did working on Return of the Jedi in terms of practical movie making.
It's almost guaranteed that Warwick Davis has a part in The Rise of Skywalker, we're just going to have to wait and see. The actor isn't going to spoil anything, but admits he's very excited to see how J.J. Abrams wrapped everything up and so are a lot of fans. The movie is still very much shrouded in mystery at this point in time, which is a good thing. The wait is nearly over and then that's it for the Skywalker Saga. You can check out the special look at The Rise of Skywalker below, thanks to the Star Wars YouTube channel.