After news broke that director Colin Trevorrow was relieved of his duties to helm ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ the internet has been in a frenzy about who will be his replacement. The seemingly obvious choice in now director Rian Johnson was pulled to the fore front. But in only a matter of weeks, news broke that Rian Johnson was not interested in directing the follow up to his upcoming film ‘The Last Jedi.’
It would now appear that the only other obvious choice was brought back on the table. And recently confirmed by Disney and StarWars.com via this release:
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.
What do you think of the news that JJ Abrams is taking the helm to close out the newest trilogy in the Star Wars universe?
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[kb_description]Star Wars: Episode IX, will be the conclusion of the current Star Wars trilogy featuring old and new characters of the franchise[/kb_description]