• David Riley
  • September 13th, 2017

David Riley, TVMovieFix — Following the departure of Colin Trevorrow from “Star Wars: Episode IX,” J.J. Abrams—who previously helmed “The Force Awakens”—has been brought in once again to direct the final entry of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, according to Lucasfilm.

Abrams was among the frontrunners to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” ever since Trevorrow was booted out. “The Last Jedi’s” Rian Johnson was also being considered; but over the weekend, Johnson said that he won’t be coming on board to direct Episode IX.

Aside from directing, Abrams will also co-write the script with “Justice League” and “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” writer Chris Terrio.

With Abrams now back to direct the epic conclusion to the new “Star Wars” trilogy, fans can now rest assured that the franchise is indeed in capable hands.

“Star Wars: Episode IX” was slated for a May 24, 2019 release. However, according to the new announcement by Lucasfilm, it has now been bumped off to December 20, 2019.

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