See Who Disney Wants To Direct STAR WARS EPISODE IX

star-wars-vii-has-its-director-jj-abramsLatino-Review is reporting that Disney wants Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to return and close out and the sequel trilogy. Although there were initial skirmishes and upheaval at the beginning of the process for Episode VII including a script rewrite and the rejected request to push the release date back to May 2016, Disney is reportedly happy with the footage they’ve seen thus far from The Force Awakens.

When collider spoke to Abrams on the red carpet at the Visual Effects Society Awards, the director said that he’s an executive producer on Episode VIII and IX, but clarified that Johnson would be directing only VIII for the time being.