Star Wars: JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX

12 September 2017, 11:57 PM
Star Wars: JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX
Star Wars: JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX

Director JJ Abrams is all set to replace Colin Trevorrow as the helmer of the ninth chapter of the Star Wars film franchise.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the news that the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director will return to head "Star Wars: Episode IX", according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"With The Force Awakens, JJ delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy," Kennedy in a statement.

Abrams will also pen the script of the film, along with Chris Terrio.

Earlier, rumours were rife that Rian Johnson will direct "Star Wars: Episode IX", after Colin Trevorrow left the project.

Johnson denied the reports saying, "It was never in the plan for me to direct Episode IX, so I dont know whats going to happen with it. For me, I was entirely focused on (directing) Episode VIII and having this experience."

First Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:55 PM
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