JJ Abrams returns to Star Wars writing, directing chair in Episode IX

Enlarge / Is this shot from Episode VII or freshly taken for Episode IX? Either way—JJ is back, baby. (credit: Lucasfilm)

One week after firing Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX, Lucasfilm has emerged with a big-name replacement: JJ Abrams. You may have heard of him. He created a little show called Alias.

Oh, and then went on to work on roughly 4,000 major pop-culture things, including the series-redeeming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.


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