– 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