The news of Abrams' placement as director comes following a report that the new sequel was offered to Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson to return for the final instalment in the current trilogy.
Star Wars and Lucasfilm announced the news that the director of 2015's "The Force Awakens" will return to the helm on Tuesday morning, September 12. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due for release on December 14 in the United Kingdom and December 15 in the USA.
It didn't take too long for Disney/Lucasfilm to find another director for Star Wars:Episode IX.
Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. With the success, both financially and critically, of The Force Awakens this good for not only the fans but for business as well. It grossed $2.06 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film of all time.
Mere days after the departure of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow from the untitled Star Wars Episode IX, it's been announced that The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will step in to finish the sequel trilogy. He is not set to write and direct Episode IX, allowing him to complete the trilogy that's suggested will bring the Skywalker saga to a close. A historic occasion, J.J. Abrams becomes the first filmmaker, besides the creator George Lucas himself, to direct more than one installment of the cinematic, blockbuster franchise.
The Abrams announcement was made official on Star Wars' Twitter account Tuesday morning.
The "Star Wars" franchise has seen a fair amount of director turnover recently.
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James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn State's win
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