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Paramount Is Anything But Happy That J.J. Abrams Jumped Ship To Direct ‘Star Wars’
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Paramount Not Happy J.J. Abrams Is Directing Another Star Wars

Finding a director for a Star Wars movie isn’t as easy you might think. But recent moves show that Disney has a few sources they can rely upon. Take J.J. Abramsrecent hiring to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The Force Awakens director signed back on to direct the final installment of the trilogy after Colin Trevorrow exited the project due to creative differences. While the move may be a cause for celebration for some, it is disconcerting for a studio like Paramount, who has given the filmmaker a home for Bad Robot projects – Cloverfield, Super 8, the Star Trek films, etc.

Now there is word that Paramount isn’t happy with Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode IX, and there’s conflicting reports on how much it cost the studio to let Abrams take the job. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ To Hit Theaters In December 2019
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Star Wars: Episode IX Release Date

It wasn’t too long ago that Lucasfilm was looking for a Star Wars: Episode IX director to replace the departed Colin Trevorrow.

Now that we know J.J. Abrams will return to finish the trilogy he started with The Force Awakens, we are getting a few more details about the highly anticipated film. The film, which was originally slated for a May 2019 release, has now been pushed back all the way to December 2019. More on the story below.

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J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Star Wars The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams

Just last week, Colin Trevorrow exited as director on Star Wars: Episode IX over creative differences. The film left a small void that didn’t need to be filled in a hurry considering that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn’t been released yet. Now, that void has been filled. By none other than Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

Lucasfilm hasn’t had a stable directing force ever since it was acquired by Disney. But they’ve been able to see three films all the way through with three directors. Abrams with The Force Awakens; Gareth Edwards – to a certain point – with Rouge One: A Star Wars Story, and Rian Johnson with the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the past Josh Trank was forced out of another of the spinoffs due to his behind the scenes antics; Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go due to creative differences on the still untitled Han Solo spinoff; and the same with Trevorrow on Episode IX. So let’s take a look at who will be joining the Star Wars director, below.

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Colin Trevorrow Will No Longer Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow

This isn’t the Star Wars: Episode IX director you are looking for.

Well, at least that is the case with Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World). Lucasfilm has announced that Trevorrow will no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Gets A New Writer
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With Star Wars: The Last Jedi just a few more months away from release, Disney and Lucasfilm are already looking to get a head start on Star Wars: Episode IX. Though production has yet to start, the film is already seeing a few changes in the writing staff.

According to a new report, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connelly‘s script will be getting a rewrite from Wonder writer Jack Thorne. More on the story below.

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Colin Trevorrow Wants His ‘Star Wars’ To Resonate With A New Generation
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As a kid who grew up in between two generations of Star Wars, it was odd to see the stark difference between the two. Though each generation may have its fans, Star Wars will continue to tell stories of a galaxy far, far away. Two years ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens started a new trilogy, and last year we saw the first spinoff of its kind in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans are not only interested in seeing what the future holds for Rey, Finn, and Poe, but also Luke Skywalker and General Leia. Of course, there are others who are looking beyond The Last Jedi.

For Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow, he has his work cut out for him, as plans to have Leia in a more crucial role in his film had to be reworked when Carrie Fisher died last year. While it is still not clear what kind of role Leia would have had in the film, it appears that Trevorrow still wants to make sure that these films will resonate not only with current fans, but also new ones as well. Check out what he had to say below.

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Disney Sets Release Dates For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ ‘The Lion King,’ More
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Fox isn’t the only one dropping major release dates for their upcoming films.

Disney has now scheduled dates for Star Wars: Episode IX and Indiana Jones 5, as well as The Lion King, some of their upcoming animated films like Frozen 2 and Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more. Check out the dates below.

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Carrie Fisher Won’t Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’
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Based on very early reports, General Leia was supposed to have a significant role in the new Star Wars trilogy. But with Carrie Fisher‘s tragic passing last year, it was unclear what would happen to Leia. Originally, the plan was to use existing footage for Episode IX. However, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says that isn’t happening. In fact, they have been forced to write the script from scratch. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Episode IX’ Directors, Lucasfilm To Discuss Princess Leia’s Future
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer 20

The tragic passing of Carrie Fisher hit everyone pretty hard last week. Not only was she a major figure of the Star Wars universe, she was also a writer and someone who was able to overcome the darkest parts of her life to become an inspiration. It’s insensitive to talk about what will happen to her Princess Leia character (she will always be royalty) now that she is gone, but here we are.

There is a new report that says she was to have a larger role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. Rian Johnson (director of Episode VIII) and Colin Trevorrow (director of Episode IX) are set to discuss how Leia will fit into the future of the franchise with Lucasfilm in the coming weeks. Check out the full report below.

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Lucasfilm President On The Future Of ‘Star Wars’ Saga and Spinoffs
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will pave the way for future Star Wars spinoffs. These films will focus on the untold stories that are considered legend within the universe. While there is excitement to see more Star Wars, there is also a little bit of anxiety as it is unclear what the future may hold for these spinoffs and what will happen beyond Episode IX.

From what we know so far, Gareth EdwardsRogue One will center on a group of rebels’ daring mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, while Christopher Miller and Phil Lord will direct a young Han Solo spinoff. As for the saga films, Rian Johnson is currently hard at work with the yet-to-be-titled Episode VIII, while Colin Trevorrow will be gearing up for Episode IX. After that, well, your guess is as good as ours.

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