'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be directed, written by J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams will write and direct "Star Wars: Episode IX."

Abrams, who also directed "The Force Awakens" in 2015 and 2017's "The Last Jedi," will complete the trilogy as writer and director of "Star Wars: Episode IX."

The film's official Twitter account broke the news Tuesday morning.

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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.

Chris Terrio will join Abrams as a co-writer. Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot and Lucasfilm will produce the movie.

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