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J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode IX

by Sean P. Aune | September 12, 2017September 12, 2017 7:44 am PST

It appears that Lucasfilm may be going back to the well for the director job on Star Wars Episode IX.

Following the departure of Colin Trevorrow from the directing duties on the final film in the current Star Wars trilogy, there has been a lot of speculation over who would take over the duties. Rian Johnson – who is currently wrapping up post-production on The Last Jedi – had been rumored to return, but he has now shot down that rumor.

With the job still vacant, Lucasfilm has officially announced that it has retained the services of J.J. Abrams to direct the final film in the current 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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Abrams will co-write Episode IX with Chris Terrio. With production scheduled to begin in January 2018 the two men will need to work quickly, but something tells us that if Abrams asks for a delay that he’ll probably get it without too much hassle.
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Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...