Star Wars: We’re Divided on the Return of J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams, who of course reignited the big screen Star Wars franchise in 2015 with The Force Awakens, has now been confirmed to be returning to the series as the director and co-writer of Star Wars: Episode IX. He’ll be replacing the recently departed Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World).

While Abrams represents a tried and true helmer who should bring a stabilizing presence to the final installment in the new trilogy (the second film in that arc, The Last Jedi, will be released this December and was directed by Rian Johnson), not everyone sees the filmmaker as the magic bullet who will solve all of Star Wars problems. Meanwhile others don’t see Star Wars as having too many problems at all! With that in mind, I got together with IGN’s Jim Vejvoda and Joshua Yehl to break down the two sides of the argument below. Consider this the pros and cons of J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars: Episode IX…

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