Just revealed via the Star Wars Show, the cover for Canto Bight – our next novel – has been revealed. The cover artist is Matt Taylor, who previously designed the cover for Dark Disciple.
Lately it seems there’s no such thing as a slow news week in the world of Star Wars, and The Star Wars Show has plenty to share this week. From the big news of J. J. Abrams directing Episode IX, to the cover reveal for Star Wars: Canto Bight, you’ll find it all in the video below:
As announced earlier today, J. J. Abrams is assuming writing and directing duties for the final chapter in the sequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode IX. Now we have an official release date — December 20, 2019.
Via the official Star Wars Twitter account:
Breaking News from StarWars.com!
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Lucasfilm has announced that director Colin Trevorrow is no longer attached to Star Wars Episode IX. Here is the official statement:
A STATEMENT REGARDING STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.