J.J. Abrams heading back to ‘Star Wars’ for Episode IX

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The Force is strong with J.J. Abrams — strong enough to bring the Force Awakens director back to Star Wars to direct and co-write (with Chris Terrio) Episode IX.

Abrams’ return was announced Tuesday on the official Star Wars website, with a release and statement from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

“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,” Kennedy said.

Abrams also co-wrote The Force Awakens with franchise vet Lawrence Kasdan.

Episode IX is due in theaters May 2019.

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