Star Wars: Episode IX to be Shot on 65MM Film and IMAX


Director Colin Trevorrow has stated that he will not follow in J.J. Abrams or Rian Johnson’s footsteps by filing his Star Wars film is 35MM, but will, however, shoot Star Wars: Episode IX on 65MM and IMAX…

Website The Playlist, via Star Wars News Net, has reported that director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will forgo the staple 35MM filming standard used by his fellow Star Wars directors, J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII), in order to shoot Star Wars: Episode IX on 65MM and IMAX.

"“Today Kodak announced that in their processing facility in the U.K., they’ve added the capabilities to handle 65mm, and one of the projects listed to use Kodak 65mm stock is Star Wars: Episode 9. John Schwartzman will be reteaming with director Colin Trevorrow following Jurassic World (the press release mistakenly lists J.J. Abrams as the director of the film) to lens the project, and for both it’ll be a return to 65mm, which they partially used on the dinosaur blockbuster, though it sounds like Episode 9 will fully utilize the format.”"

While news that Trevorrow is planning to shoot Episode IX on 65MM may not be very big news to some, especially since Star Wars: Episode VIII is still a full year from being released, this is actually good news for Star Wars fans unsure of Trevorrow’s work.

As SWNN points out, Trevorrow has grand plans to film actual space battles for the final film in the newest Star Wars trilogy, and what better way to do that than on 65MM and IMAX?

We want to hear from you: Does this news about Episode IX excite you? Or, is it just way too far out, at this point, to get excited for the film? Let us know in the comments below and on social media.