It will be exciting to see how Russell will play into the film, and which side of the fight she will be on.
Episode IX is set to begin production towards the end of the month.
Abrams and Lucasfilm execs met with several actresses for the role in the past two months and settled on Russell right before the Fourth of July holiday. When contacted for confirmation, Lucasfilm said they had no comment on the report.
The film reunites Russell with Felicity co-creator J.J.
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Star Wars IX is just over a year away from hitting theaters, and that might seem like an eternity for some. The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams is returning to the director's chair, along with most of the main cast from The Last Jedi.
Some fans speculate Russell may play Rey's mother in a flashback and, given the circumstances in which Rey was left, you can assume there will be some fighting involved. He has been slowly adding up the pieces for the film, and now it is being reported that a new warrior female role is being discussed with Keri Russell.
Earlier today, a report came out suggesting that Episode IX will likely be finding its way to some familiar Star Wars locales.
Star Wars Episode IX is in cinemas Thursday, December 19, 2019.