J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS EPISODE IX Is Reportedly "A Course Correction" For The Franchise

J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS EPISODE IX Is Reportedly "A Course Correction" For The Franchise

J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS EPISODE IX Is Reportedly "A Course Correction" For The Franchise

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been a critical and commercial hit but it alienated fans, while Solo seriously underperformed. Now, it seems as if Disney is hoping J.J. Abrams will make things right.

While some Star Wars fans hate The Last Jedi with a passion, there's no getting around the fact that the movie was a critical and commercial hit. Solo, on the other hand, failed to take off with moviegoers and despite solid enough reviews, people simply didn't end up paying to see it and Disney's plans for the franchise changed massively as a result. 

The Force Awakens is regarded far more highly by fans and so the news that J.J. Abrams will take the helm of Episode IX was welcomed when it was announced.

In a new report from Variety about Abrams looking to land a deal with a studio which will see him work on movies, TV shows, streaming projects and more, it's said that Disney is among the frontrunners to land the filmmaker and there may be a very good reason why they're so interested in him. 

Apparently, Episode IX is being considered a "course correction" for Lucasfilm after their recent efforts and Abrams reportedly has a close relationship with Disney CEO Bob Iger. 

You can read into that however you like but it could be a sign that the studio is banking on Abrams to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy which will please fans and not receive any sort of backlash. Chances are they'll also want him to stick around for future projects even though what comes next after Episode IX in
theaters is currently something of a mystery. 
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