By Matt O'Bryant
What's up guys and gals,
As we reported earlier last month before Comic Con, we can now officially confirm Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has signed with Disney and Lucasfilm to helm Star Wars: Episode IX.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say earlier at D23:
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.
Here is what Colin Trevorrow had to say about joining the Star Wars family and directing the film.
“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."
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Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters in 2019
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SOURCE: D23, HEROICHOLLYWOOD