The cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode IX are currently shooting in various parts of Jordan, requiring them to travel in and out of the country regularly. One fan caught director J.J. Abrams while crossing the border, resulting in a photo opportunity, with Oscar Isaac hilariously spotted in the background.
As you can see in the photo above, one Twitter user couldn't help but snag a photo with the accomplished director, leaving Isaac on the left side of the frame barely peeking in. We can assume the fan recognized not just Abrams, but also Isaac, though might not have gotten a photo in which the actor was prepared to pose.
Jordan has become a familiar shooting location for the saga, with both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story filming different sequences there. In The Force Awakens, Jordan served as a substitute for Jakku, while Rogue One used the region to serve as Jedha.
Fans have few details about what the narrative of the upcoming film will explore, though knowing that the production is filming in Jordan could offer pertinent details.
One theory would be that, after having left both Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker behind, Rey wanted to learn more about her past and returns to Jakku, potentially to find the graves of her parents. While Jedha suffered catastrophic damage in Rogue One, the region served as an important region in regards to Kyber crystals. Rey's lightsaber suffered critical damage in her showdown with Kylo, which could require her to go to Jedha to find a new crystal as a step to becoming a Jedi.
In addition to Isaac, returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
Episode IX is slated to hit theaters in December of 2019.
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