EXCLUSIVE: Colin Trevorrow To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

2ND UPDATE

Colin Trevorrow will NOT be brought out on stage today at Hall H at the Star Wars panel.

UPDATE

Due to how late I scored the Colin Trevorrow scoop last night, I was able to follow up this morning with further sourcing. From what I being told, Trevorrow has been in play for months For Star Wars: Episode 9 which is also the reason he won’t return to direct Jurassic World 2.

Trevorrow went on the record saying, 

Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director.

Attention to detail folks. See how he brought up the Star Wars clue in his comment? My colleague Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm who has pretty close ties to the folks at Lucasfilm, had the following to add in his coverage of the story on why Trevorrow got the job.

I’ve heard that producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall really loved working with Trevorrow. He’s a great collaborator, a filmmaker with a vision, but not one who can’t take a note. He has proven himself able to handle the stress of a big budget franchise production, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Trevorrow ended up being sought for a Star Wars film.

See the Kennedy/Marshall/Spielberg connection?

My other colleague Drew McWeeney over at Hitfix added,

His tremendous success with “Jurassic World,” a fairly high-stakes job in its own right, has changed everything for Trevorrow, and if this is indeed announced during the Comic-Con panel, then he’s off and running for what will be a monumental adventure.

BREAKING

Hot off his massive success on Jurassic World , super hot director Colin Trevorrow has bagged his next gig.

Today at the Star Wars Comic Con panel, Lucasfilm will bring out Colin Trevorrow onto the  stage at Hall H to announce him as the next director of Star Wars: Episode 9!

JJ Abrams directed Episode 7, Rian Johnson got Episode 8, and now Colin Trevorrow got Episode 9. The trilogy is complete.

Hot choice. Jurassic World has grossed a $1.4 billion dollars around the world and still climbing.

Stay tuned as more develops because you’re going to be hearing a lot more over this story.

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.