by Tyler Suggs
Disney and Lucasfilm announced today that JJ Abrams will be returning to a galaxy far far away to write and direct the Star Wars: Episode IX. Which has yet to be given an official title. Chris Terrio (writer of Argo and BvS: DoJ) will assist Abrams in writing the screenplay.
This news also brings a push back on the release date. Episode IX was originally set for a May 24, 2019 release date, but due to the change in directors the film will now release later in the year on December 20, 2019.
What are your thoughts on this decision?
Do you think IX will mimic VI in ways VII mimicked IV?
Was this always a backup plan from the beginning?
Here's what the President of Lucasfilmn had to say about the decision...
“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,”
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