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Star Wars: Episode IX – J.J. Abrams to direct and write.

In an official press release by StarWars.com, it was revealed today that J.J. Abrams will be back to write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Christ Terrio.

It was J.J. Abrams who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, tapping into the nostalgia of Star Wars fans everywhere with the seventh installment in the franchise. It seems fitting that he will be back to round out the end of this trilogy.

When asked about her thoughts on bringing back Abrams to the Star Wars Universe, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say:

“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.”

Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

What do you think of this news? Are you excited? Disappointed? Please let us know in the comments below.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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  • I am VERY disappointed. The Force Awakens was fun, but like all fun Abrams movies, it had very little depth. EW recently revealed that Abrams hadn’t even come up with an EXPLANATION for why Luke was in hiding, and it was left up to The Last Jedi’s writer to figure out why. I suspect he didn’t bother developing answers to a lot of the burning questions (like who Rey’s parents are, and why nobody will tell her). Leaving him to wrap up the saga will mean it’s just another Lost: a whole bunch of plot holes he can’t concern himself with resolving.

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