Filling the void left last week by director Colin Trevorrow, J.J. Abrams will return to write and direct the space opera known around the galaxy as Star Wars: Episode IX.
The galaxy, far, far away was shocked when it learned that director Colin Trevorrow had departed the highly anticipated sci-fi saga, Star Wars: Episode: IX. Plenty of names stepped up to fill the slot, but it seems as if only one can be known as the Chosen One. J.J. Abrams, who helmed Episode VII, will return to write and direct Episode: IX. This time Abrams will team up with Argo Oscar-winning scribe Chris Terrio on the script.
This should quelch the rumors of upheaval in the beloved series. Word on the curb was that after Abrams gave up Episode VIII to Rian Johnson that he was eager for another trip in the Millennium Falcon. A historic occasion, J.J. Abrams becomes the first filmmaker, besides the creator George Lucas himself, to direct more than one installment of the cinematic, blockbuster franchise.
Below, a statement just released by Lucasfilm:
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, J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Lucasfilm.
According to head honcho Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. “delivered everything” the company had hoped for and is excited that he’s coming back to close out this trilogy.
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