The wishes of Stars Fans have come true as J.J. Abrams will direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” after Colin Trevorrow was booted from the franchise.

“With ‘The Force Awakens,’ J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy.” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said during the announcement.

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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. Kathleen Kennedy will produce the next installment alongside Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. (via Deadline)

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Rumors across the internet had either Abrams, whose “Force Awakens” was both a critical and box-office success , or Rian Johnson, who just filmed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, in talks to return to the franchise. According to Deadline, Kennedy was in talks with Johnson to return before he decided to turn it down.

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A follow up performance to “Force Awakens” is what everyone has been hoping for and now fans are even more excited as the await the next movies.