J.J. Abrams Tweets for the First Time, Laments Starting New 'Star Wars' Film Without Carrie Fisher

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J.J. Abrams tweeted for the first time today, and it's a bittersweet message. 

The sci-fi director — who began the first ficial day filming for Star Wars: Episode IX on Wednesday (August 1) — mused on the loss Carrie Fisher and thanked series creator George Lucas in his first-ever tweet. 

"Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go," the director wrote. "Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story which we are lucky to be a part. #IX."

Star Wars: Episode IX will be the third installment the latest Star Wars trilogy, beginning with 2015's The Force Awakens and last year's The Last Jedi.

Check out the tweet below.