J.J. Abrams: Starting Episode IX is “bittersweet”

J.J. Abrams posted his first tweet to his personal account to mark the first day of shooting on Episode IX. “Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go.” he tweeted. “Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX”

He echoed comments made by Mark Hamill on Saturday:

Some other recent tweets and ‘grams from cast and crew:

Welcome to a whole new world Naomi Ackie! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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