The film maker sent his first tweet Wednesday: "Bittersweet begins this next chapter without Carrie."
J. J. Abrams has sent his first tweet as he leads back to a galaxy far, far away.
The movie maker wrote a message honoring the late Carrie Fisher and shared the first photo from Star Wars: Episode IX put Wednesday.
"Bittersweet begins this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we're ready to go," he wrote . "Thank you for @rianjohnson and especially thanks to George Lucas to create this incredible world and start a story we are lucky to be a part of. #IX."
Last week, Lucasfilm featured for Star Wars Episode IX revealed that Fisher was to be displayed via unused images from 201
"We desperately loved Carrie Fisher," said Abrams last week's statement. "We found a really satisfactory conclusion to the Skywalker saga without eluding us. We would never rework or use a CG character. With the support and blessing of her daughter Billie [Lourd] we have found a way to honor Carrie's legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX using invisible material we collapsed in Episode VII . "
Fisher died in December 2016. Mark Hamill noted that it will be" bittersweet " returning to Luke Skywalker without Fisher, while late star brother Todd Fisher has credited Abrams to let Leia be part of the final chapter in Skywalker's saga.
Star Wars: Episode IX began playing at Pinewood Studios in London. It opens December 20, 2019.
Bittersweet begins this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew we are ready to go. Thank you for @rianjohnson and especially thanks to George Lucas to create this incredible world and begin a story we are lucky to be a part of. #IX pic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
– JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) August 1, 2018