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Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Star Wars: Episode IX Director Confirmed

Star Wars: Episode IX Director Confirmed

Mere days after the departure of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow from the untitled Star Wars Episode IX, it's been announced that The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will step in to finish the sequel trilogy.

"Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX".

In fact, Abrams had been in a very similar situation, when he and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy didn't agree with Michael Arndt's script for The Force Awakens.

Filmmaker JJ Abrams is returning to the Star Wars franchise, taking over to direct the latest film.

On the other hand, we do know that everyone either liked or at least paid to see J.J Abrams' The Force Awakens. Well, I thought it would either be Rian Johnson (Who directed and wrote The Last Jedi) or J.J. Abrams.

Here's hoping he doesn't bring in his beloved time travel plot device this time though. Neither Trevorrow nor Thorne are mentioned in Lucasfilm's press release, heavily implying an entirely clean slate for the project.

The end result is a slightly later release date for the movie with "Star Wars: Episode IX" - the final chapter in the new trilogy - landing on December 20, 2019.

The Han Solo spinoff also had directing trouble this year, after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller departed the project in mid-production.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” grossed $2.07 billion worldwide - only the third film ever to top the $2 billion mark when not adjusting for inflation.

Star Wars: Episode 9 is set for release in May 2019.

Variety reports that the previous director Trevorrow and Lucasfilm "could not see eye-to-eye in regards to the script. and made a decision to part ways before getting further along in pre-production". Abrams had said that would be his only film for the franchise, but he's now been pulled back in.

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