At the D23 Expo in California over the weekend, Disney Chairman, Alan Horn announced that Jurassic World director, Colin Trevorrow, would be directing Star Wars: Episode IX, the final installment in the in the third trilogy for the Star Wars movies.
Written by Simon Kinberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Rian Johnson and Michael Arndt, Star Wars: Episode IX is currently set for an undisclosed date in 2019, with production expected to begin in a couple of years.
Speaking on the news, Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy said, “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.”
It would be interesting to see if Trevorrow can repeat the magic of Jurassic World with a Star Wars movie, and I will definitely be looking out for the movie when it drops.
The next film in the franchise is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is due to hit cinemas later this year on December 18.