J.J. Abrams Returns As ‘Star Wars’ Director

The force is
staying with J.J. Abrams!

J.J. Abrams is
returning to direct “Star
Wars: Episode IX,” Disney and LucasFilm announced on Tuesday! The 51-year-old mega-director and writer will be
returning to the trilogy that he revived back in 2015 with “Star Wars: 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 the trilogy,” LucasFilm President
Kathleen Kennedy said on Starwars.com.

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This isn’t the only major project Abrams is currently working on. He is still the executive producer of HBO’s hit “Westworld” and is also helming “M:16-Mission Impossible.”

The countdown is on for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which hits theaters December 15th!  

— Kevin Zelman

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