Guess who’s back, back again. Following the recent departure of director Colin Trevorrow, Star Wars Episode IX has officially found its replacement director – J.J. Abrams. Abrams, who previously led the Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens in 2015, will complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio (Justice League).
“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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.