Magazine article Screen International

J.J. Abrams Confirmed to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Magazine article Screen International

J.J. Abrams Confirmed to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

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Force Awakens director to return after Colin Trevorrow left project.

J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams will write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX according to a statement on the Star Wars website.

Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will co-write the film with Chris Terrio.

Previous director Colin Trevorrow left the project last week.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said: “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. …

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