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– by Nick Doll

With Solo: A Star Wars Story only months away from release, Disney and Lucasfilm are prepping to shoot the finale to the most recent trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX. The film is expected to begin filming this June at Pinewood Studios UK, home to sets from every Star Wars film.

Normally we report on the big hires on projects like Episode IX including writers, directors, and actors. But the new lead supervising art director on Episode IX has quite the impressive resume.

Omega Underground reports that Paul Inglis has come on board Star Wars as the new lead supervising art director (as I said before). His previous credits include Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Children of Men, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and, of course, Blade Runner 2049.

Now do I have your attention?

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Inglis will help craft the overall look of the film, alongside his team of Lucasfilm artists, the production designer, and director J.J. Abrams. I expect Inglis to bring something special to the look of this film, should he be given the freedom he needs.

Do you think Inglis will have the freedom to bring a new look to the Star Wars universe? Or do you think Lucasfilm expects him to play it safe? Let us know in the comment section below!

Star Wars: Episode IX flies into theaters on December 20, 2019. You have your tickets yet?

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SOURCE: Omega Underground

  • KYLORN

    lX > TLJ

    • J-man The Great

      Not saying much given TPM>TLJ

      • axebox

        Laugh.

  • Victor Roa

    interesting, interesting….. The only film I saw that made me unhappy was Dracula Untold, but I mean they still have ILM doing the same schtick they’ve been doing since the original trilogy. So it may not be too different. Just always good if the actors can hold something.

  • Moby85

    He’s a good art director so it doesn’t hurt. But “art direction” is among the least of my concerns with Star Wars.

    • axebox

      Same here. Star Wars art direction has always been consistently groundbreaking and amazing.

  • axebox

    Hmmm… changing the art direction for the last movie in the trilogy. Kind of concerning. The art direction has been one of the highlights of these new movies.

    Of course, I’m sure the art director on the anthology series will stay the same.