When Star Wars : Episode IX lost director Colin Treverrow, fans and pundits everywhere suddenly started dreaming big : Who might replace the director Colin? Wouldn‘t it be someone more exciting and interesting? (That hasn’t worked out thus far. ) Or someone safe? (Almost certainly. ) Was there a method to satisfy what both fans and executives wanted? Somebody who would put nearly everyone’s mind at ease?
As as it happens, yes. Just provides it towards the guy who made The Force Awakens.
On Tuesday morning, Lucasfilm announced that J. J. Abrams will go back to end the new Star Wars trilogy he started with The Force Awakens. The brief statement says Abrams will certainly be writing and directing, with writer Chris Terrio (of Argo fame and Batman v Superman shame ) co-writing.
With The Force Awakens, J. J. delivered everything we could afford possibly hoped for, and I‘m so excited that he‘s coming to close out this trilogy, ” reads the only real quote distributed by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
In Abrams, Lucasfilm includes a director and writer that is perfectly fitted to this type of situation. He is well known regarding his literally done all of it before, as The Force Awakens experienced a similarly rocky preproduction period that involved a little bit of a mad scramble right up until cameras started rolling.
Interestingly, a report by Deadline means that Rian Johnson—the director from the upcoming The Last Jedi—was offered the work first, but declined. It is understandable—making perhaps one of the biggest movies in history, only to immediately start the entire process over again, again is an effective method to say goodbye to some solid chunk ever. It will, however, appear to suggest that Lucasfilm feels really good about The Last Jedi, and check out once we might—even though we are not really happening much—we can’t find much reason to disagree.