J.J. Abrams is Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.