J.J. Abrams Has Signed On To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Following the surprising departure of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, citing differing creative visions for the project, Lucasfilm has announced that filmmaker J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to helm Star Wars: Episode IX.

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.

Lucasfilm also announced that Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio, the screenwriter for Argo, Justice League, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Star Wars: Episode IX will be the final film in the trilogy which Abrams started with 2015’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a critical hit that hauled in over $2 billion worldwide.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to debut in theatres May 24, 2019.

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