JURASSIC WORLD’s Colin Trevorrow Tapped to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE IX?

Fifth Jurassic Park Installment

The ex-Latino Review rumormonger Umberto ‘El Mayimbe’ Gonzalez in his new big exclusive for Heroic Hollywood claims that Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm have found their director for Star Wars: Episode IX.

None other than Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow has reportedly been tapped to direct Episode IX.

The story goes like this…LucasFilm chief Kathleen Kennedy had wanted Brad Bird for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the director was busy with Tomorrowland and it was suggested that Trevorrow might get involved. Meanwhile, her husband Frank Marshall was looking for a director for Jurassic World and it happened they both liked Trevorrow’s Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed…The rest is history. Plus, Steven Spielberg and Marshall really loved working with Trevorrow on JW.

Well, I guess we’ll find out soon enough today. Trevorrow will be making an appearance at SDCC this afternoon and no doubt it’ll be some of the most heavily sought-out panels of the weekend, along with casts of Force Awakens and Rogue One to come on stage and talk about stuff.

From a business standpoint (JW raked in over $1.4 billion in worldwide grosses) this decision makes perfect sense, although I’ve not been impressed with Trevorrow’s work. I also heard that J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson both wanted a shot at IX, but I really thought it was going to be Brad Bird. Apparently, Tomorrowland’s commercial failure factored in at all.

Things could get cleared up very soon, so stay tuned.