Colin Trevorrow was recently fired from Star Wars for being (allegedly) difficult to work with, and now, barely a week later, Lucasfilm has already found their replacement: J.J. Abrams will return to direct and co-write Episode IX alongside Chris Terrio, who recently worked on Batman v Superman and Justice League. J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. “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,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.