The filmmaker will be taking over the reign from J.J. Abrams, who is helming Episode VII at the moment. While it was initially reported he will also write and direct Episode IX, he will only be writing the treatment for the film.
Disney is entrusting the mega franchise with a bunch of hot young filmmakers. They have also booked Chronicle‘s Josh Trank and Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards to direct spinoff films.
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