This just in from Disney D23 convention: Colin Trevorrow has been announced as the director of Star Wars Episode IX! The news was revealed at Disney's live action panel today, and subsequently unveiled on StarWars.com. Trevorrow is know for his work on Safety Not Garunteed(2012) and this year's Jurassic World, which is currently the third highest grossing movie ever.
Trevorrow told StarWars.com:
“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.”
They also confirm that Episode IX is set for release in 2019. Be sure to read the full announcement here! And stay tuned for more news from D23!
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