STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Director Rian Johnson Is Reportedly Lucasfilm's Top Choice To Helm EPISODE IX

Last night, Lucasfilm announced that Colin Trevorrow would no longer sit in the director's chair for Star Wars: Episode IX. Now, we're hearing that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson could take over...

On the heels of the news that Colin Trevorrow and Lucasfilm have parted ways, several reliable outlets have weighed in on which filmmakers are on the studio's radar to replace him as director on the still untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.

Predictably enough, the name at the top of the list is Rian Johnson, who is said to have earned the trust of Kathleen Kennedy and co. with his stellar work on The Last Jedi. Plus, although Johnson wasn't directly involved in crafting the story for Episode IX, one would assume he was part of a conversation or two regarding the general direction the plot was heading in.

The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams' name has also come up, but there doesn't seem to be as much behind that rumor.

Chances are we'll hear a few more names bandied about before anything is finalised, so keep an eye out for updates. In the meantime, let us know who you'd most like to see take over directing duties on Star Wars: Episode IX in the usual place.


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