Disney and Lucasfilm have also announced that Episode IX will be pushed back from its scheduled May 2019 release date to December 20, 2019.
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that J.J. Abrams will now return to write and direct Episode IX after the departure of Colin Trevorrow.
The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Star Wars alumn, Lawrence Kasdan had been tapped to write and produce at least one of the upcoming Star Wars sequels. He is joined by Simon Kinberg who is co-writing the upcoming X-Men sequel and served as producer for X-Men: First Class. Head to THR for the full story.