Following the departure of Colin Trevorrow, word is J.J. Abrams is returning to write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX. He will be working on the script with Chris Terrio. The news makes Abrams the first filmmaker since George Lucas to direct more than one Star Wars film.
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.
“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.”