Exciting news for you passionate Star Wars The Force Awaken Fans. J.J. is coming back to finish what he started. Official news by Disney below. I am very excited since I loved how Force Awakens turned out. I was kinda hoping for this news after reading that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow departed from Episode 9 director’s chair. Also knew that J.J. wished he got to direct Episode 8. Photo below of J.J. Abrams on set of The Force Awakens by Entertainment Weekly. By @SteveSievers
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. “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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.