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Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

08.15.2015

Director J.J. Abrams stated earlier this week that there would be no new footage, behind-the-scenes or otherwise, of THE FORCE AWAKENS to present at this year's D23. That didn't mean there would be nothing to report though, as it was just officially announced that JURASSIC WORLD's Colin Trevorrow would be taking the directorial reigns for EPISODE IX!

While production won’t begin for a few years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson.

Kathleen Kennedy on Colin Trevorrow:

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.

Colin Trevorrow on directing Episode IX

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.

The next chapter in this new trilogy, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, will open in theaters on December 18, 2015.

How do you feel about Trevorrow directing the final installment?

Source: Lucasfilm

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