Colin Trevorrow Confirmed to Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Fifth Jurassic Park Installment

Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow will indeed be directing Star Wars: Episode IX. A report that surfaced back in July has now been proven true. Disney made the announcement at D23 Saturday.

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy has had her eye on Trevorrow ever since his 2012’s comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, and Jurassic World was a massive hit for Universal, but the script, which he co-wrote, is pretty weak.

Nevermind, this news was confirmed from the stage of D23 in Anaheim, California.

“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” says 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.” Trevorrow 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.”

No doubt Treworrow is the luckiest director in history. It’s rumored that Rian Johnson — who has already been confirmed as the director and writer for 2017’s Episode VIII — will be writing for the film, slated for release in 2019.