'Star Wars IX' to be directed by JJ Abrams

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J. J. Abrams will be back in the Star Wars galaxy to make the episode IX.

This news comes courtesy of a tweet by Premier Report who was at the event, and isn't a huge surprise considering Gordon-Levitt has appeared in Johnson's films in the past.

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J.J. Abrams is returning to "Star Wars", and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of "Episode IX". Mere hours after the announcement of Abrams' return, the new release date of December 20, 2019 was unveiled. When directing The Force Awakens, Abrams was an integral player in writing the story for the film and may now do the same for the concluding chapter. What infuriate some fans, very few are convinced by his film the real air of a remake of Star Wars Episode IV.

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Disney said in June that filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had left the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off movie due to creative differences. Kids both old and young will receive Star Wars action figures, lunch boxes, underwear, and freshly minted vinyl records from their parents (if your mom still buys you some Star Wars related for Christmas every year, you're not alone).

The pair haven't just worked together on Looper however, with Gordon-Levitt making his breakout appearance in Rian Johnson's directorial debut, Brick. The most corporate time of year will continue to be ruled by the original mega toy brand for the foreseeable future.

The project faced extra pressure after the unexpected death late a year ago of actress Carrie Fisher, who reprised her role as Princess Leia/General Organa in the new films and had been expected to play a prominent role in Episode IX.