OFFICIAL: J.J. Abrams Has Signed On To Write & Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'


Its official folks!

Director J.J. Abrams who helmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been tapped by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm to come back aboard the Star Wars ship and write and direct the final chapter in the Greatest Saga ever told, Star Wars: Episode IX.

Abrams will of course replace Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who exited the picture after creative differences with LucasFilm and its chief Kathleen Kennedy.

 Below is the news release that posted on

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.

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Star Wars: Episode IX is currently set to hit theaters on May 24th, 2019.

SOURCE: Lucasfilm, Screenrant, Star Wars