According to this article posted on The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Thorne has been brought on board as the new writer for Episode IX. Thorne will work with director Colin Trevorrow to rewrite the script for 2019’s final installment in the Sequel Trilogy.
We learned back in May that filming for Episode IX is scheduled to begin sometime in January, so it will be interesting to see if this writer change has any significant impact on that planned schedule.
Star Wars: Episode IX is getting a rewrite.
Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, has been tapped to work on the Star Wars installment that is to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote the most recent draft of the script and were working off a treatment by Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth installment of the sci-fi fantasy that opens December 15.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac are expected to return – but you never know who a Star Wars movie may kill off so don’t get too comfortable – with the installment eyeing a production start in January 2018.
The movie has a release date of May 24, 2019.