Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 17 August 2015

Movie News

It was rumoured last month, but Colin Trevorrow is now officially on board to direct Star Wars: Episode IX.

The news broke at this past weekend’s D23 Expo, with Trevorrow now signed up to helm the final part of the upcoming new Star Wars trilogy.

In an official press release, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy said, “Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed. The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”

Trevorrow himself has also commented, enthusing, “This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We’ve been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had – a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”

Star Wars: Episode IX is currently set for an unconfirmed 2019 release, with the plot details obviously depending on what happens in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, Abrams’ The Force Awakens hits screens on December 18th.

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