This just in: JJ Abrams is set to write and direct Episode IX, or as I’m now lovingly referring to it: “Return to Return of the Jedi.”
I’d like to say I’m excited about this, but… I’ll take it as it comes and hope for the best. Mostly I’m amused that karma should come back around and force him to actually have a plan this time. He won’t be able to just cliffhanger without a plan and leave it for the next guy. Instead, he inherits that problem. Let’s see how he handles it, shall we? Of course we shall.
EDIT: In what should be a surprise to no one, Ep. IX has been delayed. Release date is now December 20, 2019.