J.J. Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Lucasfilm has announced that J.J. Abrams will now direct Star Wars: Episode IX, after Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left the project. Abrams of course directed 2015’s The Force Awakens, the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

“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,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

The film, due out in 2019, will be co-written by Abrams and Chris Terrio, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot and Lucasfilm.

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