Star Wars: Episode IX lands new writer


Also, given that Episode IX will presumably be the last chapter in the Skywalker saga of Star Wars, you can't blame everyone involved for wanting to get it right.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15 while Episode IX is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

Thorne's hiring indicates rewrites for the film, which is in keeping with Disney's style of film production. After J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens kicked the new wave of Star Wars films off in spectacular fashion, all eyes are now on Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, which is generating an enormous amount of buzz - mostly of the positive variety.

Earlier this year, Trevorrow's latest film, The Book of Henry, was met with poor reviews from critics, sitting at 23% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. The conclusion to Lucasfilm's sequel trilogy has been in development since Trevorrow was hired for the directing job back in 2015, with Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly taking the first stab at the script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, British writer Jack Thorne has been brought on to contribute to the script.

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Obviously, the previous treatment that Trevorrow and Connoly wrote was done before Carrie Fisher's death.

Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas and thrillers, including The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers and National Treasure. Which, again, is a good thing, if we want Episode IX to be as good as it can be.

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