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.
Colin Trevorrow went on the record saying,
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 Colin Trevorrow got the job.
See the Kennedy/Marshall/Spielberg connection?
My other colleague Drew McWeeney over at Hitfix added,
Breaking: Hot off his massive success on Jurassic World , super hot director Colin Trevorrow has bagged his next gig.
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.