Here's the official confirmation that JJ Abrams has taken over as writer and director of Episode IX - http://www.starwars.com/news/j-j-abrams ... episode-ix
Honestly, I'd love it if they simply moved Solo to December '18. Having less than six months between it and The Last Jedi seems awfully tight.MattG wrote:In light of the JJ announcement, Ep9 has been pushed to a December release. That means it'll be over a year and a half beyond Han Solo https://twitter.com/starwars/status/907686475512160256
Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.