Abrams Gets The Force Again
♦ So the director of Star Wars: Episode IX was originally Colin Trevorrow and then he was chucked off of it. And now according to StarWars.com, JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, is back to direct Episode IX…
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. 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 Lucasfilm.
“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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.