The Rise of Skywalker

J.J. Abrams to write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX



“J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.


“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.”


  • Johann Potgieter

    “J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for” Well, you could have hoped for so much more. I really hope that this doesn’t mean episode IX is going to be another prequel-hating/ignoring fest.

    • joe

      great he’ll just continue to destroy lucas vision with more ot pandering jabs at the prequels his pal simon pegg will probably be involved too two of the most overrated hacks and prequel haters in the film industry f**k them

      • KirkMan1701

        Good point, I too am disgusted to learn that it will be none other than Pew Pew Abrams who will direct Star Wars Episode IX and as you said, his Simon Twat could be involved with Episode 9 too. I am boycotting both of those overrated prequel-hating hacks for both ruining Star Trek and obsessively trashing the Star Wars prequels and all who enjoy them.

        I will probably NOT see Episode IX in theaters because of Pew Pew Abrams and instead stick with the prequel stuff when it comes to Star Wars as to disassociate myself from those lowbrow action addicts.

      • Johann Potgieter

        It bothers me a lot how Disney and Lucasfilm claim to be all for the fans and to include the prequels and how Jar Jar has a special place in their heart, but then they pull this kind of thing to satisfy their own needs. I wouldn’t be surprised if money under the table was involved. Either way, JJA is likely very smug that he’ll be able to complete “his vision of an original story”.

        I’d really like to write an open letter (politely, of course) to Kathleen Kenedy to elucidate to her the feelings of the large majority of Star Wars fans who enjoy and love the prequels (and many of us love Jar Jar!) feel about all this. It’s spite – instead of being neutral JJA went on about how he wanted Jar Jar’s skeleton on Jakku and how they removed Anakin’s pod racing flag among about a billion others because JJA wanted to tell “his original story”. Honestly, it’s a bit unfair and the only “fans” listened to are Simon Pegg, Will Weaton, Rick Mc-traitor-Callum, etc.


  • KirkMan1701

    This is worrisome at best since that lowbrow “pew pew” action-loving hack Jizz Jitty Abrams is going to probably make Episode IX into another preqeul-bashing/ignoring nostalgiafest. We should brace ourselves for the possibility of his best buddy and chief apologist Simon Peggy being involved with Episode IX.

    Jizz Jitz Abrams ruined Star Trek with is Nu-Trek/Star Trek in Name Only (STINO) action flicks to the point of necessitating the creation of The Orville. Yet this guy and his Peggy pal think that the prequels somehow “ruined” Star Wars all because Pew Pew Abrams and his Peggster were triggered by Jar Jar Binks for crying out loud.

    I will probably unfollow Star Wars except for the prequel stuff if Jizz Jitz Abrams getting to direct Episode IX as this article indicates, especially if Simon Twat gets involved with Episode 9.

  • Johann Potgieter

    Can we all write a well-worded and somewhat neutral open letter to Kathleen Kennedy and find somewhere to post it? Maybe but I don’t know how visible those really are to the target readers.

  • Bayonne VeterinaryMedical

    Instead of being dicks about this whole thing, let’s start begging Abrams on his Twitter account not to make Episode IX a Return of the Jedi rehash &I make it an original story and let’s make sure he hears us in making sure Episode IX will respect the Prequels on a whole, as I believe they only had to do the anti-Prequel bashing thing for TFA to get the jaded fans back in. Now, that that’s over, we have a chance to seize this opportunity to write to Disney and beg JJ on his Bad Robot Twitter page to not have Episode IX rehash RoTJ or involve Simon Pegg in the movie.

    Cmon, guys. Instead of acting like crybaby dicks and hoping for the best or preparing for the worst, let’s seize this moment and use it to our advantage. If we want Episode IX to be original, WE HAVE TO ACT NOW.

    Also, PS, the ONE glimmer for hope I have that Episode IX will be original is that it’s being written by Chris Terrio who is the writer of Justice League, so I guess Disney believes that movie will work well to the point that the believe he can whip up something fresh with Abrams for Episode IX, he is also after all an Academy Award Winner for writing Argo with Ben Affleck.

  • andywylde77

    I personally never understood the whole point of making 7 a rehash of the OT for the “new generation?” I mean the new generation are capable of seeing the older SW films to get that feel. I mean it was like “hey we were just being lazy with 7, but now we are going to be original with the next 2!” Really? They should have been original from the get go. Let these movie makers and writers truly earn those big bucks and let the movie speak for itself instead of catering to certain fans. Episode 7 wasn’t for the the new generation, it was for the older whiny generation that wanted another trilogy of rebels vs. empire.

    Now episode 8 is looking pretty good to me. This one is for the new generation. I am putting my complaints of 7 aside because I really want to be excited for a new SW film again. I really hated 7. I enjoyed RO. But I didn’t see them in theaters. 8 I want to see in a theater. I miss the joy of seing SW on the big screen. But Abrams directing 9 does have me concerned. I love both previous trilogies. I don’t mind if there are PT references or not. If they do have them, I hope it is for story purposes and not just some wink-wink nod-nod type stuff. But 7 did have a few PT stuff in there. Like balance of the force, Sith, mention of using Clones etc. But 9 really needs to unite all the trilogies together because we may never see another episodic SW movie after that.

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