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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

While the final entry in the current trilogy of Star Wars titles isn't set to hit cinemas until December 2019 (its release was delayed by six months), the project has already faced a number of setbacks.

Then the news came that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow had been removed from Star Wars IX... only for golden child Abrams to once again take command. Abrams had earlier directed the first movie in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Force Awakens, making him the second person to direct more than one Star Wars movies.

Disney paid $4 billion for the rights to the Star Wars franchise five years ago. After complaints of this similarity to the original trilogy, the studio has emphasized how how Rian Johnson's direction of The Last Jedi will not be a repeat of The Empire Strikes Back.

JJ Abrams would be returning as director and co-writer of Star Wars: Episode IX. 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.

According to Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, "With The Force Awakens, JJ delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for".

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In June, Lucasfilm sacked directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie), who were just weeks away from wrapping principal photography on the hotly-anticipated Han Solo spinoff. He will share writing duties with Chris Terrio (Argo).

The appointment comes following the departure of Colin Trevorrow last week amid reports of a "difficult" relationship with LucasFilm bosses.

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard was brought in to oversee the remainder of the film's production.

"It's in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens", he said.

The new release date provides more time to bring Star Wars: Episode IX to life, and will ensure that it is not merely a revision of Return of the Jedi. Well, if you've got the hookup, maybe you can get a cameo like Joseph Gordon-Levitt is getting in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


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