The internet has been speculating for months, maybe years, as to who will direct the last in the Star Wars trilogy, especially when it was revealed that J.J. Abrams would only be responsible for the first movie. Keeping in line with the all new directors, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was tapped to film Star Wars: Episode IX.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn made the announcement at D23 on Saturday, which the film is set for release in 2019. Since production of the film will not begin for a couple of years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to work with artist and his fellow Star Wars directors, according to StarWars.com.
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “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.”
“This is not a job or an assignment,” Trevorrow states. “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 is set to bring the latest trilogy to an end, which is slated to begin on December 18, 2015. Now that we know who will be directing the new trilogy series, it is time to sit back and enjoy the ride.