The return of JJ
Well it’s official.
Disney and Lucasfilm have replaced director Colin Trevorrow in the Star Wars- Episode IX’s directorial chair with the familiar collaborator- JJ Abrams. He is set to direct and co-write the script, and the news about his hiring, were posted on Starwars.com today.
The official release stated:
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.
Earlier this month, Trevorrow and Lucasfilm’s chief Kathleen Kennedy parted ways and Trevorrow dropped from directing Star Wars- Episode IX.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi should come out at the end of the year, and is directed by Rian Johnson, and it will be the last film of the franchise that will feature the late actress Carrie Fisher in the cast . JJ Abrams previously directed Star wars- The Force Awakens.
Jj Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens received critical acclaim and earned more than 2 Billion dollars at the box office.