The D23 event today from Disney talking about their projects is certainly bringing out some good news and for those curious about the long range plans for the new Star Wars trilogy, they’ve now announced that Colin Trevorrow will direct the film that lands in 2019. Trevorrow has certainly seen his star shine this past year with Jurassic World opening up even more doors for him as the film has done phenomenal returns at the box office. Though the film is a few years out and he’s got some work to do before then, he’s also going to be involved in the Star Wars world starting this year with the long pre-production progress that ties to the other two films in the trilogy.
Trevorrow commented on the new by say, “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.”
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen 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.”
Rian Johnson is set to direct Episode VIII as well as write it while also being involved in the story treatment for the ninth installment.