The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement that J.J. Abrams will return and direct Star Wars: Episode IX. For those who are unaware the original director for the film, Colin Trevorrow, left directorial duties earlier last week. J.J. Abrams will not only direct the film, but will also work as a co-writer with the help of Chris Terrio. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about his return.
“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,”
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to premiere on December 20, 2019.
Source: Star Wars