John Boyega Happy To See J.J. Abrams Return For Star Wars: Episode IX

John Boyega (Finn) is glad that J.J. Abrams has been named as the director for Star Wars: Episode IX. It seems as if the actor loved working with the director previously on Star Wars: The Force Awakens which came out two years ago.

Boyega commented on Abrams' return during an interview with Planete Star Wars while promoting his new film Detroit. Abrams got the role as Star Wars: Episode IX director after Lucasfilm got rid of Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow due to creative differences. You can read Boyega's comments down below.

Yeah, I'm really happy [and] really excited. I actually sent him an email and asked him if the real reason is because he misses me. And I think that's what it is - that's the only reason why he came back, and I appreciate that.

Abrams directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is considered to be a safe choice. He's already familar with the cast and crew so it will be a smooth transition. Lately, Lucasfilm has had a hard time with directors as they have been changing the tone of the series. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord were recently fired from the Han Solo movie by making the film too comedic for the Star Wars universe.

Fans are hoping Star Wars: Episode IX has a unique story that isn't just a rehash of the original trilogy. Even though many people liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the plot was essentially identical to Star Wars: A New Hope. It remains to be seen what kind of story Star Wars: The Last Jedi has. The Last Jedi is directed Rian Johnson and is out later this year. Episode IX won't be out until December 2019.

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