Disney have confirmed that Star Wars Episode IX will be directed by Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow is best known for directing Jurassic World, which came out a little earlier this year.
A statement from Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy read: “Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed. 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.”
“We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent.”
Trevorrow was understandably delighted at his appointment, “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.”
Star Wars Episode IX will not enter production for a few years. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, is due out in December. JJ Abrams’ flick will be succeeded by, needless to say, Star Wars Episode VIII, which will be directed by Rian Johnson.