is reporting that Jurassic World
's Colin Trevorrow will direct Episode IX
of the new Star Wars
trilogy. The announcement was made at D23 in Anaheim today.
"Colin is someone I've been interested in working with ever since I saw 'Safety Not Guaranteed,'" Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said. "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."
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."
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