OFFICIAL: Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will helm Star Wars: Episode IX. The announcement was made by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn during the Lucasfilm presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

Here’s what Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had to say about the director.

Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “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.

Even though the movie won’t start filming for a few years, Trevorrow will begin working with his fellow Star Wars directors and artists later this year. Check out what he had to say about directing the film below.

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 channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.

The announcement confirms our report that Trevorrow would be helming Episode IX. You can check out that story here.

So what do you guys think? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters in 2019.

Source: StarWars

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