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Jurassic World Director To Helm Star Wars: Episode IX

by Kyle Hilliard on Aug 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed, will be handling directing duties for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Not much is known about the film outside of its 2019 release window. Production on the film won't even begin for a few years. Regarding the new job Trevorrow wrote on StarWars.com, “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.”

Trevorrow's most recent film stars Chris Pratt, who featured in a 2012 advertisement for Kinect Star Wars if you want a taste of the tone his take on Star Wars will most likely take.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will be directed by Rian Johnson, known for directing work on Breaking Bad and Looper.

[Source: @StarWars, StarWars.com]