JJ Abrams wants Disney to back up the Brinks truck to take over the Star Wars franchise.
Disney’s Star Wars franchise is at a fork in the road. After the lukewarm reception to Solo and Star Wars: Last Jedi is reevaluating their strategy. JJ Abrams is already set to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, but the studio is also in talks to with Abrams to oversee all future Star Wars projects.
Variety reports that Abrams is looking to work with a studio that will grant him massive opportunities that include “films, television series, digital content, music, games, consumer products, and theme park opportunities. This is a deal similar to what Steven Spielberg made back in the day.
Abrams is responsible for some of the biggest blockbusters like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek (2009), Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019.