Since the announcement that Colin Trevorrow won’t be directing Star Wars: Episode IX fans have been itching to know who will fill the void. So far we know that The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, has rejected an offer to take over the project, but apart from that we’ve had little to go off. Thankfully we don’t have to wait any longer for an answer as Lucasfilm reveals that J.J. Abrams is set to return to the galaxy far, far away to both write and direct the final instalment of the trilogy.
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.
- Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
Now I have to admit that I’m more than a little torn over this announcement. On the one hand the talent is responsible for getting the trilogy off to a successful start with The Force Awakens. But at the same time there is something about a different director for each Episode that appealed to me. Though we’ve still to discover how The Last Jedi will affect the trilogy moving forward, if the director manages to replicate the quality of The Force Awakens we’re certainly in for a treat. Maybe just reign back on the fan servicing this time around.
But what do you think? Are you happy that Abrams is returning to the franchise? Or are you disappointed that Trevorrow left the project?
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