Back in December we brought you the news that Episode IX was motoring ahead under the working title of Black Diamond, fast forward six months and with J.J. Abrams ready to begin shooting next month we have a change in working title.
Fantha Tracks can now exclusively reveal that the working title for Episode IX has been changed to “trIXie.”
Research by Fantha Tracks has uncovered documentary proof of the name change, the same research methods and public sources were used by the same team to uncover the production names of every Disney era Star Wars film to date.
The history of Star Wars company names and working titles is storied:
Originally a Boba Fett movie was to take the position of Stannum 50 Labs (UK) Limited under the working title of “Tin Man.” Those who did well at high school chemistry will remember that atomic number 50 is the metal Stannum, more commonly referred to as Tin. Plans changed and Solo took that slot, using the Stannum 50 Labs (UK) Limited company but with a working title of Red Cup.
The intended company for Solo, with the carbon freezing connotations was Carbonado Industries (UK) Limited. Its working title was to be Black Diamond which is exactly what a Carbonado is. With the shunt in movies being made, Episode IX now uses the Carbonado Industries (UK) Limited vehicle and J.J. Abrams has now decided that it needs a new working title.
Making Star Wars was the site that broke the AVCO meaning for Abrams last Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, after it was first reported by Bleeding Cool. They explained that it was the name of the “…Los Angeles cinema that showed a certain film back in 1977. They were one of only four cinemas who fitted Lucasfilm’s THX sound system for the film. And it was the cinema that the young JJ Abrams first saw the movie.”
trIXie is unlikely to have a direct meaning in relation to the plot of Episode IX but probably has some significance to Abrams himself. If you cast your eyes back at each production company under the Disney Star Wars era, which incidentally the team behind Fantha Tracks broke each time, you will see the sometimes fun, sometimes loosely connected working titles:
The Force Awakens –
FOODLES PRODUCTION (UK) LIMITED – AVCO (Where J.J. saw A New Hope – Source: Making Star Wars)
Rogue One –
LUNAK HEAVY INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED – Los Alamos (Birth place of the atomic bomb / Birth of the Death Star)
The Last Jedi –
SPACE BEAR INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED – Space Bear
(Explained by story group: “We were talking about how Luke had retreated and just taken himself out of the world and for some reason [it felt like] Legends of the Fall,when Tristan goes into the woods in the end,” Rayne Roberts shared. “But then we were like, ‘And then he gets mauled by a bear.’ And then someone said, ‘So Luke’s like a space bear.'”)
STANNUM 50 LABS (UK) LIMITED – Red Cup (As in the iconic American party SOLO red cups )
Episode IX –
CARBONADO INDUSTRIES (UK) LIMITED – trIXie
Rumoured Kenobi movie –
PLT PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED – Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree National Park was home to some scenes used as Tatooine in Return of the Jedi – Source: Omega Underground)
Rumoured Fett movie –
No working title or production company in place.
Let the speculation begin as to the meaning behind trIXie…