JJ Abrams is officially replacing Trevorrow, who exited the picture after creative differences, as director of Episode IX. While The Force Awakens was far too derivative of A New Hope for my tastes, it was still a great movie that I loved. Abrams did a fantastic job and I look forward to seeing him close out the trilogy that he started. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Granted I have yet to see how well Rian Johnson does on The Last Jedi but Abrams is a director I trust and love. I’m excited to see what he does and believe that the film will be better with him at the helm.
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