Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas

We’ll be getting J.J. Abrams seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, in just a few months, but it would seem all eyes are set firmly to the future. And at the D23 expo for Disney, Lucasfilm confirmed that the future is Colin Trevorrow.

You’ll recall that we originally reported (via Heroic Hollywood) that the Jurassic World director would be the one to sit in the director’s chair for Episode IX of the space-faring super-epicback during SDCC last month. After the way his awesome installment in the Jurassic franchise over-performed, many people thought he was a shoe-in for the job too.

Colin Trevorrow impressed a lot of the right people with his vision and work ethic on the set of Jurassic World, including producer Steven Spielberg. According to multiple interviews, Trevorrow proved himself a team player, and the comments he gave as part of the official press release bolster this claim:

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.

This is someone who understands it’s not just him – that he’s just one part of a major process that helps create these stories and gets them out there. A director like that has no problems hearing output from multiple sources and deciding which is the smartest direction to go for the sake of the film.

After enjoying Jurassic World, I can’t wait to see what Colin Trevorrow can do in a sandbox set in a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which had J.J. Abrams at the helm, is set for a December 18 release. Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII is in the works for 2017 and Colin Trevorrow’s vision will hit theaters sometime in 2019.

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