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Meet the New Star Wars IX Director: J. J. Abrams

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-09-13 02:35:03
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It was announced last week [soylentnews.org] that Colin Trevorrow [wikipedia.org] will no longer direct Star Wars: Episode IX. In finding his replacement, Lucasfilm turned to a familiar face [starwars.com]... J. J. Abrams [wikipedia.org]:

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.

The release date has been moved [deadline.com] from May 24, 2019 to December 20, 2019.

Also at Entertainment Tonight [etonline.com]. Here's another article about Trevorrow's firing [vulture.com].


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