Joseph Gordon-Levitt will cameo in 'Star Wars

Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon Levitt on set of'Looper

Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon Levitt on set of'Looper

Walt Disney Co delayed the release of the ninth installment of the "Star Wars" saga to December 20, 2019 after announcing on Tuesday the return of filmmaker J.J. Abrams to the franchise to write and direct the movie.

The project faced extra pressure after the unexpected death late previous year of actress Carrie Fisher, who reprised her role as Princess Leia/General Organa in the new films and had been expected to play a prominent role in Episode IX.

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Disney is delaying the release of "Star Wars: Episode IX" by seven months to December 2019.

Then that rumor was talking about the return of Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to take up the torch, it is J. J. Abrams, who will be in the stars after you have signed the back of the saga in 2015 with Star Wars: The Awakening of the Force.

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Abrams' directorial appointment to "Episode IX" marks his return to the blockbuster franchise. The release date for the final film in the sequel trilogy carries on the end-of-the-year, holiday tradition of new Skywalker Saga films. He has also co-created numerous television hits such as "Alias", "Lost", and "Fringe".

"With The Force Awakens, JJ 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. Johnson revealed, "My very good friend, the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is in a movie I made called Looper, he does a cameo as a voice of an alien in the film".

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Others reacted humorously to the film's delay, such as a satirical Lucasfilm Twitter account. They were replaced by Hollywood veteran Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director of "A Beautiful Mind".

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