It looks like Disney were impressed with Jurassic World as Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars Episode 9.
The news comes from an exclusive report by Heroic Hollywood. The website reports this announcement will be made at Comic Con later today.
The main Star Wars trilogy is now complete in terms of acquiring directors. JJ Abrams is doing Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens, Looper’s Rian Johnson will be directing Episode 8, and now Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow doing Episode 9.
Disney plans to release the new trilogy of films two years apart. We already know The Force Awakens is coming out in 2015. Episode 8 is due out in 2017, and Episode 9 will be out in 2019.
As aforementioned, Disney must have seen Jurassic World and liked what Colin Trevorrow did with the film. They also probably looked at the film’s box office as it has received $1.4 billion worldwide. The movie has outgrossed Avengers: Age of Ultron already.
There should be even more Star Wars announcements later today at Comic Con. Sadly, is has been confirmed no new footage from The Force Awakens will be shown. Nothing to worry about, since the film will be out this December anyway.
It will be interesting to see if Universal Pictures can nab Colin Trevorrow for a sequel to Jurassic World if one is to be made before Episode 9 comes out.