by: Jay Carlson
Looks like the monster success of Jurassic World was not lost on Disney as they reportedly are announcing its director, Colin Trevorrow as the director for Star Wars: Episode IX.
Heroic Hollywood reports that the announcement will be made official at today’s SDCC Star Wars panel.
Trevorrow will helm the final film in the new trilogy that J.J. Abrams will kick off with The Force Awakens on December 18 with Looper director Rian Johnson handling director duties on Episode VIII.
What an amazing arc Trevorrow’s career has taken. After quietly popping onto the scene with the low budget Safety not Guaranteed starring Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza he followed it up with the mega budgeted Jurassic World. I wasn’t a fan of Jurassic World but I really loved Safety Not Guaranteed, with the right script I think he can make a solid Star Wars film.
What do you think? This shouldn’t be a total surprise after Jurassic World’s worldwide receipts. Is there someone else you would have preferred to Trevorrow for Episode IX?