Abrams Returns to Write, Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

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The new date will put the release of Episode IX a full two years after its immediate predecessor, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15, 2017 - two years after Abrams' previous entry in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Abrams will write and direct Star Wars 9 - this after the studio fired Colin Trevorrow.

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In May 2015, "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank departed from untitled "Star Wars Story" film believed to be about "Star Wars" iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett. So this is a sensible, fine move for the franchise. Lucasfilm has confirmed that J.J. Abrams is returning to the franchise to close out the new trilogy in the third installment.

Despite the thunderous box office success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J. J. Abrams' work with the film has been a subject of huge discussion among the fans.

Here's hoping he doesn't bring in his beloved time travel plot device this time though. The sequel has been written and directed by cult favourite Rian Johnson, who was favourite to take over from Trevorrow when the news broke.

Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, adds that she is excited to be working with the veteran director. They were replaced by Hollywood veteran Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director of "A Beautiful Mind".

The Last Jedi will follow this up, before Episode IX continues things in May 2019.

Abrams will co-write Episode IX, which is due to be released in 2019, with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio.

On the other hand, we do know that everyone either liked or at least paid to see J.J Abrams' The Force Awakens.

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