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The official Star Wars website announced that J.J. Abrams (who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will write and direct the untitled, Star Wars: Episode IX. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said of the announcement, “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.” Kennedy along with Michelle Rejwan, J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm will produce the film.

J.J. Abrams replaces Colin Trevorrow who was originally tapped to direct the film. Reports from last week said that Lucasfilm and Trevorrow couldn’t resolve creative differences on the script.

Credit: starwars.com


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