J J Abrams launched the new set of Star Wars films with The Force Awakens in 2015 and Disney has now decided to bring him back.
According to a press release on StarWars.com, “J J Abrams is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX.” They're Instagram account also confirmed this.
The statement further read, “Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilms.”
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Earlier this month, Disney surprisingly decided to split with former Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow. Following that, rumours of Rian Johnson's (who is currently directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi) take-over arose. Nonetheless, Deadline has reported that Rian turned the offer down.
Lucasfilms President Kathleen Kennedy expressed her delight following the news of Abrams’ hiring, “With The Force Awakens, J J delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy.”
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Star Wars announced the premiere date for Episode IX as December 20, 2019.
May the force be with them.
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