Fresh off of his appearance on the Stephen Colbert show J.J. Abrams stopped by the Athena Film Festival held each year at Barnard College. Abrams received the Athena Leading Man Award for his advocacy and championing of women in the entertainment industry.
However given the fact that he told Colbert he had finished the script for his Star Wars film, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see if he had any new information on Episode IX.
“The definition of the word done is fungible and fluid but I would say to have a script even though it is still in process feels like it is a huge step to get to that point, nothing can really happen till you got that,” said Abrams. He added, “Were in no way acting cocky, but to have a script gives us a confidence that you do not know how grateful I am.”
Will this be the last Star Wars film J.J. Abrams will ever direct? Abrams said, “I don’t know. My guess for the moment I am focused on this one I can’t even imagine there will be another one, I can’t wait for you to see it.”
Star Wars Episode IX is to begin filming this summer and is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019.