Star Wars Celebration 2019 kicked off their big Episode IX panel today with a few words from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and the film’s director J.J. Abrams.
Early on the panel’s host, Stephen Colbert, asked Abrams about the story and timeline of the film, where he commented that the main trio (Rey, Finn, and Poe) would re reunited and go on a kind of “adventure” together.
At the same time, Abrams also said that Episode IX won’t be set directly after The Last Jedi, and instead, will be set “some time” later. There wasn’t an exact amount of time between the movies that was specified, but Abrams did make it sound like it would be a substantial time leap.
A new shot from the movie was also shown off at the beginning of the panel showing the main trio, along with…