News: J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars Episode IX

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In a slow news day in the Star Wars universe, Lucasfilm announced that J.J. Abrams would replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of Star Wars Episode IX.

StarWars.com has the details here, including who will be co-writing and producing the film. Abrams now has the opportunity to finish what he started in 2015.

Also, Lucasfilm managed to slide in the conclusion of the sequel trilogy will hit theaters on December 20, 2019.

There will be plenty of time to speculate about what this all means for the franchise going forward, but it is important to remember that we have The Last Jedi and the untitled Han Solo standalone film to get through first.

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Bryan Fontaine

Bryan was less than a year old when Return of the Jedi hit theaters for the first time but that didn’t stop him from becoming a die-hard Star Wars fan from an early age. With the release of The Force Awakens – it rekindled a love of Star Wars and resulted in the desire to start collecting. He enjoys helping other Star Wars collectors of all experience levels.