Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
Starwars.com confirmed Tuesday that J.J. Abrams, son of a Penn State alum, will return to the Disney/Lucasfilm fold to co-write and direct “Star Wars: Episode IX.” The news comes exactly one week after it was announced that director Colin Trevorrow was departing the project over creative differences.
Abrams took his first step into a much larger world with 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which relaunched the franchise with the continued adventures of Luke Skywalker — OK, mostly Han Solo — and company years after the prequel well ran dry.
Abrams will pen the script for the still untitled Episode IX with Chris Terrio (“Argo”) with a release date that has been rescheduled for Dec. 20, 2019.
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“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,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.