J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode IX

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There were few tears shed last week with the news that Colin Trevorrow would no longer be directing Star Wars Episode IX, but getting in J.J Abrams as his replacement is surely going to wipe away any concerns about the direction it will take.

Chris Terrio, writer for both Argo and Justice League, will co-write with Abrams, which may mean wiping the slate clean completely and starting from scratch. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said: “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for," she went continued. "I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy.”

Whether or not this will affect the schedule June 2019 release date remains to be seen but first up, of course, will be The Last Jedi on December 15th.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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