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Disney taps JJ Abrams to write, direct Star Wars Episode IX

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LOS ANGELES - JJ Abrams, 51, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is returning to write and lead a delayed Episode IX after Lucasfilm and Disney parted company with the film's original director, Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World).

He’s back: J.J. Abrams will replace Colin Trevorrow as director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

J.J. ABRAMS has a knack for doubling his pleasure with space film franchises. And now, the man who guided his second “Star Trek” film to even greater commercial heights than his maiden Enterprise voyage will aim to do the same with Star…

JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

BBC / Entertainment

The director and writer is returning to complete the sequel trilogy.

J.J. Abrams to Replace Colin Trevorrow as 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Writer and Director

The Hollywood Reporter

"I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy," said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

J.J. Abrams will return to 'Star Wars' to direct 'Episode IX,' replacing Colin Trevorrow

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams will take over 'Episode IX' after Colin Trevorrow's exit.

J.J. Abrams to write and direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

WCVB.com

As the director of "The Force Awakens," Abrams rebooted "Star Wars" to largely glowing reviews from fans and more than $2 billion in box office

Disney Taps J.J. Abrams to Write, Direct ‘Star Wars’ Film ...

Bloomberg / News

J.J. Abrams, the go-to guy for hit sci-fi films, is returning to write and direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” after Walt Disney Co. parted company with the ...

Star Wars: JJ Abrams to direct Episode IX following departure of Colin Trevorrow

The Guardian

Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, will return to the Star Wars galaxy to both co-write and direct the film, scheduled for a 2019 release

Why J.J. Abrams is the right choice — and a safe pick — to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

A female director would have been great to close out the trilogy, but with Lucasfilm's crises of late, the 'Force Awakens' filmmaker just feels right.

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