Lucasfilm is on stage at Disney’s D23 presentation, which runs through Sunday, where it revealed Colin Trevorrow as the director for Star Wars: Episode IX. Man, that guy has gone from small indie to super-stardom in no time. He previously helmed Safety Not Guaranteed, and then went on to Jurassic World. Next up is a galaxy far, far, away.
No details were shared about Episode IX, of course, as the movie doesn’t come out until 2019. But it’s still nice to hear Lucasfilm already has its roadmap set for the next few years; after The Force Awakens this year, we’ll see Rogue One in 2016 (directed by Gareth Edwards) and then Episode VIII in 2017 (directed by Rian Johnson). That’s some serious talent.
Episode IX will be an important film because it will close out the new trilogy, which begins with The Force Awakens on Dec. 18, 2015.
Here’s what Trevorrow had to say about his involvement.
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.