Star Wars IX Director Will Not Be JJ Abrams

Posted by on August 13, 2015 8:33 am
Categories: Star Wars

Star Wars IX Director Will Not Be JJ Abrams

J.J. Abrams, the director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has confirmed that he will not return to direct “Star Wars: Episode 9.”

“No, I’m not going to direct Episode IX, as much as I am deeply envious of anyone who gets to work with this group of people on the future movies,” he said to Entertainment Weekly.

While it is confirmed that Abrams will not helm the ninth installment, it is yet to be revealed who will direct the film. “Star Wars: Episode 8” will be directed by Rian Johnson.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams has already decided what will be shown in “Episode 8.” He reportedly mapped out the plot line of the film with co-writer Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams is reportedly confident that Johnson will take “Episode 8” to another level.



Rian Johnson will direct Episode VIII. The director for Episode IX is still unknown.


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