Rather than risk Star Wars: Episode IX to the hands of another insubordinate director, Kathleen Kennedy and Co. have brought J.J. Abrams back on board.
Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens, takes over a spot left empty when Colin Trevorrow was either made to leave or left on his own. Ya know, creative differences.
According to the Variety report, Abrams will also co-write the script with Chris Terrio. Kennedy commented in the Variety report as well, saying “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.”
It would have been nice to see a new face behind the camera, as long as it wasn’t Trevorrow. That was a bad call from the start, but there are infinite better options I won’t get into here.
Anyway, at least we know what we’re going to get from Star Wars: Episode IX. J.J. Abrams may be divisive, but he knows how to film action.