J.J. Abrams Will Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Lucasfilm Confirms

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It's official, Lucasfilm announced that J.J. Abrams is set to return and direct Star Wars: Episode IX.

An official statement was made on the Star Wars website saying that 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.
 
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