J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Following the recent news that Colin Trevorrow will not be directing Star Wars: Episode IX, it has been officially revealed that 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.

 

What do you think of J.J. Abrams returning?

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  • While I enjoyed The Force Awakens quite a bit, there were certain things to it that annoyed me which seem to come with J.J. Abrams. We saw with both TFA and his work on Star Trek that he tends to ignore established constraints of continuity in favor of things that look cool (phasers and teleporters being used at warp speed, jumping to hyperspace while within a gravity field, etc), which bothers me. These constraints exist for good reasons, and the maintain consistency within the world building. I hope that these get tempered in Episode 9.

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