The script for Star Wars: Episode IX is finished, J.J. Abrams says
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. “We have a script,” he said, “which is a big deal for me.” Abrams also confirmed for Colbert that shooting will begin this July.
Abrams co-wrote the script with screenwriter Chris Terrio.
Abrams himself began his time in the film industry as a screenwriter; Colbert jokingly introduced him as “best known as the co-writer of the 1997 Joe Pesci and Danny Glover blockbuster comedy Gone Fishin'” rather than as the co-creator or executive producer of Lost, Westworld, and Alias or as the steward at various times of such mega-franchises as Star Wars, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible.
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