- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:43
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS director J.J. Abrams is feeling the force once again. Disney has announced the filmmaker will be writing and directing the next installment in the STAR WARS saga, EPISODE IX. The news hit on StarWars.com. Read the announcement.
The following just posted on StarWars.com:
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.