Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Prime Day Deals
    11:01 Deals

    Check these early Prime Day deals with prices so low, it’s like Amazon made a mistak…

  2. Prime Day Deals 2021
    04:05 Deals

    Prime Day deals 2021: See hundreds of Amazon’s best deals right here

  3. Amazon Deals
    07:59 Deals

    10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Free $25 Amazon credit, $230 Windows 10 l…

  4. Best Prime Day Laptop Deals
    06:27 Deals

    Best Prime Day laptop deals: MacBooks, Windows PCs, and more

  5. AirPods Pro Prime Day Deal
    06:29 Deals

    Amazon’s Prime Day AirPods prices are so low, they’ll definitely sell out




‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will be written and directed by J.J. Abrams

September 12th, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Star Wars: Episode IX director

Just days after Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow agreed to mutually part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX, the studio has announced that J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to write and direct the final movie of the new trilogy. Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman) will co-write the film with Abrams.

“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 had previously made it clear that he had no interest in directing another Star Wars film, telling Fortune that “if it worked, it was the perfect time to step down – and if it didn’t, no one would want me to do it anyway.” He was happy to stay on as executive producer for the remaining films, but affirmed that Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi, “is brilliant and needs no help from me.”

According to Deadline, Disney and Lucasfilm previously approached Johnson about returning to direct Episode IX, but he declined. I suspect we’ll hear more about that decision in the coming weeks and months.

This is just the latest incident in what has been a rather hectic revival for the Star Wars franchise. Back in June, director Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the Han Solo spinoff movie after butting heads with producer Kathleen Kennedy. Ron Howard ended up taking their place — another safe choice.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




Popular News