Colin Trevorrow To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ Last Film In New Trilogy
Colin Trevorrow, the filmmaker who helmed Jurassic World, has been tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode IX.
Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars Installment
It was announced over the weekend that Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, the final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy. The first film in the trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will hit theaters later this year.
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said at Disney’s D23 convention Saturday. “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 added, “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.”
Production on Episode IX won’t commence for a few more years, however, Trevorrow will begin the creative process with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors in the near future.
Star Wars: Episode IX isn’t slated to hit theaters until 2019.
The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, returned original franchise star Harrison Ford and welcomed rising Hollywood stars such as Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. Not much is known about the franchise installment, as only behind-the-scenes footage was shown at Comic-Con earlier this summer and no new footage was presented at the D23 convention.
Instead of revealing plot details about The Force Awakens, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed plans for Star Wars-themed lands at Disney Parks.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere Dec. 18.