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Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars Episode IX

Ross Keniston | PopWrapped Author

Ross Keniston

08/16/2015 4:54 pm
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Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow To Direct Star Wars Episode IX | Colin Trevorrow
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Breaking news directly from Disney's D23 expo: the House of Mouse has announced that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will be directing Star Wars: Episode IX, the third in the new trilogy, set for release in 2019!

Now, it's still some way off, but already there is a huge buzz around this announcement, due to how many people adored the latest Jurassic adventure. The combination of that action and humour will suit Star Wars down to a tee.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say regarding the announcement:

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

Colin Trevorrow added:

“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.”

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the upcoming trilogy, beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters on December 18th, 2015. 



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