Today at D23, Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic Park) will helm ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’
“This is not a job or an assignment,” Trevorrow said in a statement released in conjunction with the news. “It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and crafts people. 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.”
”Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in the same release. “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.”
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ will conclude the third trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies that begins with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on December 18, 2015.
‘Star War: Episode IX’ is expected to hit theaters in 2019.