Star Wars: Episode IX Moved To A December Release

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And for the most part, Abrams succeeded in delivering an updated Star Wars film for the masses, and that is a big reason why he will be returning for another film.

While he may have shut down a current possibility for another Star Wars movie, he did wish the best of luck to whoever did end up directing it.

The now untitled Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who previously directed and co-wrote The Force Awakens. Prior reports suggested The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was being eyed to helm Episode IX, the prospect of which he cast doubt on earlier this week.

Last week, Kennedy announced the firing of "Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow over script differences, shortly after writer Jack Thorne ("Wonder") was hired to work on the story.

Also, when I heard that Abrams was even under consideration again, I had pause, because I was really looking forward to seeing what he might do as a director on something of his own.

Following the departure of Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars: Episode IX, a new report has emerged revealing why the director was sacked from the project.

Star Wars: Episode IX needs a new director after Disney and Colin Trevorrow parted ways. Terrio wrote the screenplay for Argo, is credited on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (though he was brought on after a draft had already been penned by David S. Goyer) and Justice League (alongside Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon).

Previously, Josh Trank had been attached to direct a Star Wars anthology movie, whilst Phil Lord and Chris Miller were removed from the currently-shooting Han Solo movie mid-production.

Abrams directed the first of the reboot films, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to huge profits, critical acclaim and fan adoration, so when they needed a steady pair of hands to guide the trilogy to its conclusion, then there was only one name in the frame. Luckily, Episode IX isn't slated to come out for another two years, but that doesn't mean that the fans aren't hungrier than a Rancor to see who fills that spot. Lucasfilm could always convince Johnson to come back, but this might depend on the critical and commercial success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And while some criticized it for aligning itself too closely with the plot of Star Wars: A New Hope, it still performed quite well critically as well.

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