Trevorrow Says “Star Wars” IX To Be On Film

If J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson can do it, why not Colin Trevorrow?

The “Jurassic World” filmmaker is in the early stages of planning the ninth episodic installment of the “Star Wars” film franchise which will premiere in 2019.

Appearing on a panel alongside Christopher Nolan and Rachel Morrison at the Sundance Film Festival this past week, Trevorrow explained (via Heat Vision why he believes that period films should be shot on film and not digitally:

“The only place where I tend to not be able to attach myself entirely to something shot digitally is when it’s a period film. There’s something in my brain that goes, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then’. Film tends to remind us of our memories, of our childhoods, the way we used to see films.”

During the panel he confirmed he wants to shoot “Star Wars: Episode IX” on film, not digital, for the reasons he outlined above:

“[It] gets back to my issue of shooting digital for period films. I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago!”

He also mentioned that he’s looking into shooting some background plates in actual outer space, in the process seemingly confirming Episode IX will also sport some IMAX photography:

“I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars, and I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!”

The comments follow on from a week of small but interesting little “Star Wars” tidbits.ET Online revealed that not just Lin-Manuel Miranda but J.J. Abrams himself is singing in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” scene where Han Solo, Rey, and Finn enter Maz Kanata’s cantina for the first time.

Later in the sequence, during the stormtrooper assault, it has been revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith is the one who says the line: “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!.”

Finally, and just a few minutes ago, C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels tweeted that he’s gotten a chance to read the script for “Star Wars: Episode VIII”.