Lucasfilm delays release of Star Wars Episode IX after director change

Marco Green
September 13, 2017

A week ago Colin Trevorrow left, or was forced to leave Star Wars: Episode IX, but now we have word that a familiar replacement is already lined up.

Reactions swept across the internet upon the announcement of Abrams's return, as "Star Wars" became a global trending topic. However, before getting consumed by the negativity of the Dark Side, fans need to take into consideration why the change of release date is actually good news.

J. J. Abrams seems to be the smarter choice for the enterprise, that pays for, clearly, the guarantee of a blockbuster, well packed by a craftsman who has fully understood and accepted the laws of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams is, however, not new to directing sequels. He helped bring Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and a new generation of #StarWars to life, and he can bring that same creativity to make a powerful ending. We have just a few more days of work, but basically the movie is finished and now we just wait. You always want it to be an emotional story that makes sense, that surprising things happen naturally, I hope those are the kind of things that make the audiences gasp when they see this movie. Abrams had said that would be his only film for the franchise, but he's now been pulled back in. First up though is director Rian Johnson with The Last Jedi, which arrives on December 15th.

The film, which had been slated to hit theatres in May 2019, has now been shifted to a December 2019 release.

Predictably, the star power from the galaxy's greatest Jedi awakened a Force to be reckoned with on social media. He previously directed and co-write "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015, the opening film in the series' third trilogy, which he will now also wrap up.

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