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J.J. Abrams Returns for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    J.J. Abrams has signed on to return and write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The movie will be out on December 20th, 2019.

    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.

  2. aniafc


    This is great news.
    CMilliken likes this.
  3. I'm okay with this just because of how great TFA was. Definitely not my first (or second or third) choice, though.
  4. emeryk3

    Wharf Mice

    JJ Abrams directing again and now the film is also delayed by a few months.

    Thanks for the mess, Trevorrow
  5. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    Worth the mess. So stoked!
  6. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Would rather have had Johnson back honestly.
    Bloodsucker II likes this.
  7. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Considering there's a track record now of them canning directors and doing rewrites and reshoots, a little unfair to put it all on Trevorrow.
  8. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Im ecstatic with this, I loved TFA, wish he woulda just done the complete trilogy now.
    bradsonemanband likes this.
  9. Bryan Diem


  10. SEANoftheDEAD


    Amped for J.J.
  11. kylethrash


    Boring. Give it to a woman or someone who hasn't made their mark on the franchise yet.
  12. Bryan Diem


    For some reason this sounds sarcastic, but this'd be nice. Star Wars is a good way to introduce the biggest possible audience with things they aren't used to seeing.
  13. Ska Senanake


    If this is anothee soft reboot i'll be so pissed
  14. Ska Senanake


    David Lynch turned down directing return of the jedi. Can u imagine what that movie would have been like? Ewoks would be scary as fuck
  15. kylethrash


    Not sarcastic at all.
    Bryan Diem likes this.
  16. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    why would this be a soft reboot? and what was the first?
  17. Bryan Diem


    TFA and TFA
  18. Ska Senanake


    The first was a soft reboot