The upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX will feature a major time jump.
The events of the last entry in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ended with the few remaining members of the Resistance on the run from the First Order. Now led by Kylo Ren after the death of Supreme Leader Snoke, the First Order was prevented from catching the Resistance seemingly by the final actions of Luke Skywalker. But the First Order did manage to bring down the Resistance to a handful of fighters, all of whom could fit into the Millennium Falcon. Fans were left wondering how the heroes would be able to recover from such a blow, and now we have a clue.
According to Discussing Film, Empire has revealed the next Star Wars film will take place a year after the events of The Last Jedi. This will likely be done in part to deal with the loss of Princess Leia after the passing of Carrie Fisher, as well as to give the heroes the opportunity to raise their chances of fighting back.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on Dec. 20, 2019.