Have Rian write and JJ direct if they’re gonna collaborate. I often see it the other way around, but TLJ was the best written one and TFA was the best directed one, so I feel like it would work better that way around.
I strongly disagree that The Force Awakens is the best directed of the two. There’s too much quick cutting and frantic rush to get from Point A to B. There’s no sense of scale or atmosphere. We often see characters begin talking and mid sentence there’s a quick cut. It’s particularly noticable when Han is talking to the gangs. He’s good at getting mostly solid performances from his cast but it’s not enough. I personally don’t think his style suits Star Wars. I think The Last Jedi is a step up in every single way. The script just needed a bit more polishing.