Tuesday, 12 September 2017

JJ Abrams replaces Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars



Lucasfilm announced today that JJ Abrams will return to write and direct the final chapter in the Star Wars sequel trilogy in the wake of Colin Trevorrow's departure.

“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.

The Force Awakens revitalised the saga and Abrams has the ability to share a singular vision whilst remaining an auteur. He directed Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness with aplomb.

Star Wars: Episode IX has been moved from May to December 2019. Frankly, all Star Wars movies should be released during the holiday season as the franchise has cornered the festive market since 2015.

What do you think about JJ Abrams shepherding the trilogy home? Let me know in the comments below.