The final director in the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy has been chosen as Colin Trevorrow will take over for ‘Star Wars Episode IX’….
Colin Trevorrow — best known as the director of the massive box office hit ‘Jurassic World’ — has been chosen to direct ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ — the third and final film in the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.
Trevorrow has become one of the hottest names in Hollywood since ‘Jurassic World’ became one of the highest grossing movies of all time and now he’ll get to play in the ‘Star Wars’ sandbox as well.
“This is not a job or an assignment,” Trevorrow said. “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 is tasked with finishing the trilogy started by J.J. Abrams with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ due out on December 18 and then followed up by ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ which will be directed by Rian Johnson (Looper).
Johnson is also writing part of the script for ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ that Trevorrow will direct.