Having been linked with the director’s chair for a while now this news will come as no real surprise, but it’s welcome nonetheless. Speaking at the D23 event in Anaheim, Disney chairman Alan Horn confirmed that Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow will be helming Star Wars: Episode IX.
After the news was revealed, Trevorrow released a statement saying, “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.”
With Trevorrow confirming that he wouldn’t be directing the Jurassic World sequel, this one’s a bit of a no-brainer. Considering the mammoth box-office success that Jurassic World was, it makes sense that he’d be chosen for the final instalment in the trilogy.
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in response to the news. “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.”
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in cinemas in 2019. You can download the Star Wars The Original Trilogy: The Complete Manuel from GreatDigitalMags.com now.