After all the rumors Disney has finally confirmed during the Lucasfilm/Star Wars portion of the D23 Expo that Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX.
Dinosaurs beware….I mean The Darkside.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy expressed her delight by saying,
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.
Trevorrow continued with,
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.
Episode IX is expected to release in 2019 and will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies which begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.