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Return of the rebooter: J.J. Abrams to write, direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Return of the rebooter: J.J. Abrams to write, direct Star Wars: Episode IX
From CBC - September 12, 2017

Lucasfilm is circling back to J.J. Abrams, who helped relaunch the Star Wars movie franchise, to complete the upcoming ninth movie in the main series.

The studio announced Tuesday that Abrams, who helmed 2015's popular The Force Awakens, will write and direct the as-yet-unnamed Star Wars: Episode IX. He will share writing duties with Chris Terrio (Argo).

"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," Lucasfilmpresident Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.

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