It seems we’re finally getting off the carousel of Star Wars directors as it has been confirmed that JJ Abrams (director of The Force Awakens) will be returning to direct Star Wars Episode IX.
Last week, Colin Trevorrow dropped out of directing the final film in the new trilogy, despite the fact that he had been attached to the project for over two years. The script that Trevorrow also wrote will be rewritten entirely but there’s no word as of yet if this will affect the film’s May 24, 2019 release date.
It’s been reported that Trevorrow and Lucasfilm have “mutually chosen to part ways” mostly due to creative differences. According to some, Trevorrow was getting difficult to work with.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy commented after the announcement, “With The Force Awakens, JJ delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy.”
How do you feel about Abrams returning to direct? Did you like what he did with The Force Awakens? Or are you sad to see Trevorrow go? Be sure to stick around The Geekiverse as this story develops.
Amanda Woomer-Limpert is a writer for the Geekiverse, a former Disney cast member, and a Star Wars nut. As long as Episode IX isn’t a rehash of Return of the Jedi, she’ll be good.
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