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J.J. Abrams Back to Write and Direct Episode IX

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It’s official folks! J.J. Abrams is back to write and direct the last installment of the sequel trilogy! More news is coming. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio.

“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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

I believe that this was kind of a no-brainer considering the success of the first movie. Now the bigger questions become how do they handle the death of Carrie Fisher, do they go back on their statements about not having a CGI Leia in the film, and how the fan community accepts Abrams back as the director of the final installment of the sequel trilogy.

As always, leave your thoughts in the appropriate places…

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver. Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. The film is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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Star Wars Episode IX Release Date Pushed Back

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This morning we learned that Star Wars Episode IX would be getting a new director. J.J. Abrams was returning to “finish what he had started”. (See what I did there?) Now news is breaking that the film’s release date has been pushed back to December 20, 2019!

This news should probably not come as a shock to fans. Abrams fought to push back the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so that he could get the film just right. This move gives him time to really work on the script and make it something truly special.

As for this Star Wars reporter, I am in total favor of returning to a Christmas release date. Now if we can only get Lucasfilm to move that Han Solo date…

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver. Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. The film is slated to hit theaters December 20, 2019.

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Colin Trevorrow Out as Episode IX Director!

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There has been a great disturbance in the force. Probably coming as no surprise to fans now, another Star Wars film has lost its director. The latest casualty?  Colin Trevorrow.

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

Why did this happen yet again?  The Hollywood Reporter’s sources says the relationship between Colin and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had become unmanageable. Kennedy was not eager to see another director leave the project after she fired Christopher Miller and Phil Lord off the Han Solo spinoff but Trevrorrow’s exit ultimately proved to be unavoidable.

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver. The film is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

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Star Wars: Episode IX Gets a New Writer

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Jack Thorne

All is not good on the home front when it comes to Star Wars: Episode IX.  It seems that the script that director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly have been working on, will be getting a nice once-over by Jack Thorne.  This could be seen as trouble, or could just be that Lucasfilm wants another writer to shape up the current script.

One has to wonder how Carrie Fisher’s death is going to be handled in the ninth installment of the saga, and if providing an answer to that, had any bearings on the new hire.

Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have been working on the script, but sources say a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.

Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas and thrillers, including The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure. 

One thing is for sure, if the video below (of Jack Thorne talking about his research for War Book) is any indication of things, then he definitely dives deep into his work.

About Star Wars: Episode IX:

Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, and will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver.  The film is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

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