Star Wars Episode XIII is still more than a year away from release, but there is no reason we can’t be getting news about the mainline movie that will follow it. While we obviously don’t have any news of plot, it has been revealed that Episode IX will be using a different type of camera for filming.
Collin Trevorrow, who is best known for directing Jurassic World, is taking over the director’s chair for Star Wars Episode IX, and that will not be the only change coming to the film when compared to its predecessors.
According to Slash Film, Kodak announced that their processing facility in the UK can not handle 65mm, with Star Wars Episode IX being one of the first to utilize it at this studio. To use 65mm on a UK based movie prior, one had to ship it overseas, which definitely would hold up the process.
JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson, the directors for The Force Awakens and Episode XIII respectively, both used 35mm, so this is definitely going to be quite a change for the series. It is said that Johnson actually wanted to use 65mm, but there was no processing facility in the UK at the time that could do it.
Using 65mm will definitely add a lot more detail to the movie and will make the IMAX like experiences better than ever.