'Star Wars: Episode IX' Replacement Director Found (and It's Huge)

Star Wars: Episode IX scene
(Image: © Lucasfilm)

J.J. Abrams has agreed to return to the "Star Wars" franchise to co-write/direct/produce 2019's "Star Wars: Episode IX." This comes after the departure of original director Colin Trevorrow.

"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.

Abrams plans to co-write the film with Chris Terrio ("Justice League," "Argo").

"Star Wars: Episode IX" is scheduled to be released May 24, 2019.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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