Photographs by Invision/AP file photo
In this March 2, 2017 file photo, director-producer J.J. Abrams poses for a portrait to promote "The Play That Goes Wrong" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.
Originally published September 13, 2017 at 03:40a.m., updated September 13, 2017 at 03:40a.m.
J.J. Abrams is returning to Star Wars, replacing Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of Episode IX. On Tuesday, Disney announced Abrams' return a week after news broke of Trevorrow's departure. After several high-profile exits by previous Star Wars directors, Lucasfilm is turning to the filmmaker who helped resurrect the franchise in the first place.
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