After the departure of Colin Trevorrow for the final episode of the current trilogy, Lucasfilm has revealed that Star Wars Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams, as he will cowrite the film with Chris Terrio. J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX | StarWars.com J.J has contributed to the sequel trilogy already, with The Force Awakens, and that this will be Terrio's first writing credit for the series. The film will release in 2019. What do you think? Would you of perfered a different director, or are you fine with this? Comment down below!