Breaking: Star Wars: Episode IX Cast List Confirmation
We now have an official statement on the returning cast for JJ Abram's Episode IX. Here is StarWars.com's statement in its entirety.
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This confirms that General Organa will be present in the film, and portrayed via unused TFA footage. Of course how big this role will be is up to speculation, but this does confirm that Carrie Fisher will still have a presence in this film.
Mark Hamill returning making speculation of him returning as a Force ghost all the more likely. This was fueled by Hamill recently shaving his beard earlier this month.
Another bout of big news is confirmation of the long speculated return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Among returning cast we also have confirmation of two new cast members: Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.
Intriguingly Gwendolyn Christie is not included This does not entirely rule her out, though it does make Phasma returning unlikly.
The article on StarWars.com has been edited to include Keri Russell among the new cast members. Keri had been all but confirmed by Variety early July.