JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode IX
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The director whose movie "The Force Awakens" brought back the Star Wars series is coming back. Yes, we are talking about JJ Abrams who will be filling up the space left by Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. He will also co-write the movie with Chris Terrio.

This comes after Colin Trevorrow left the movie last week due to some issues with Lucasfilm and its chief Kathleen Kennedy. After his exit, Twitterati around the world started speculating who will be overtaking the director's seat and with Abrams return, the expectations have gone up.

Commenting on his return, Kathleen Kennedy said, "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."

Abrams started this trilogy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens which became the third highest grossing movie after James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic earning $2.06 billion worldwide. His other upcoming movies are Mission Impossible 6 and God Particle.

Star Wars: Episode IX is slated to go on floors from January next year releasing on December 20, 2019.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases on December 15 this year and picks up right where The Force Awakens left us, on the planet of Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker. The Last Jedi will see Rey being trained by Luke and revealing more secrets about the Force and what happened between him and Kylo Ren.

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