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

The new trilogy will end at the hands of the one who started.


Last week we learned that Colin Trevorrow stepped down as the director and writer of Star Wars: Episode IX after creative differences, but do you know who Disney and Lucasfilm apparently don't have creative differences with? J.J. Abrams.

That's right - Lucasfilm's plan to have different writers and directors on each of the three new films has been abandoned, as Abrams is now set to write and direct Episode IX as well. Abrams, who also directed The Force Awakens, will pen the film together with Chris Terrio (Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), so it'll be interesting to see how the newest trilogy ends.

The announcement doesn't mention anything about the film getting delayed as a result of the change, which means that it's apparently still scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019.

How do you feel about this choice?