In a move that is sure to excite many a Star Wars fan, the news was released today that J.J. Abrams will be back at the helm for Star Wars Episode IX slated to hit theaters in 2019.
J.J Abrams directed the first film in the new franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 and will be returning to round out the trilogy as writer and director of the final installment. The Force Awakens went on to sell more than $2 billion tickets worldwide and was considered a critical success.
It should be noted that J.J. Abrams was not originally slated to direct the project. Instead, the role was given to Colin Trevorrow whose previous films include “Jurrasic World” and “The Book of Henry.” However, Trevorrow’s departure from Episode IX was recently announced with those close to the project citing creative differences.
Abrams will collaborate on the script with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen, Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot and Lucasfilm.
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