The “Star Wars” segment of this year’s presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim began with a big announcement – that “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow is set to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX”. In an official press release, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says:
“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.”
Trevorrow himself adds:
“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.”
Trevorrow will reportedly begin production with Lucasfilm soon with the movie targeting a 2019 release.