JJ Abrams Joins Twitter, Shares First Day of 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Photo

Filmmaker JJ Abrams has at long last officially joined Twitter and his first tweet was Star WarsEpisode IX related.

Today was the first day of principal filming on the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga in the galaxy far far away, and director Abrams wanted to share the moment with fans while offering some thanks.

"Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go," the tweet began. "Grateful for Rian Johnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part."

JJ Abrams Joins Twitter, Shares First Day of 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Photo

We are very excited to see what Episode IX has in store for fans when it hits theaters in December of 2019.

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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