Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 August 2015
Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow

'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow is set to helm 'Star Wars: Episode IX', it's been announced

Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be "a job or an assignment".

The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie in the latest 'Star Wars' trilogy, which will begin with the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and is eagerly looking forward to the responsibility.

Colin said: "It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, film-makers, 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 channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope."

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy hailed Colin's film-making credentials, saying he is "an incredible talent".

She said: "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 film-maker.

"We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the 'Star Wars' universe."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 35min
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

The Star Wars Skywalker saga, which began in 1977, comes to an end, nine films later.

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