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With news coming straight outta D23, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm opened the entertainment and media gala confirming writer-director Colin Trevorrow will helm Star Wars: Episode IX.

StarWars.com says:

Today at D23, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

While production won’t begin for a few years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors. “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.”

Trevorrow states “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.”

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies that begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

If I may in inject some personal commentary here. It seems Disney chose a popular director over a capable director. That’s not to say that Trevorrow isn’t decent, but taking point on a Star Wars movie is something I’m not confident he can deliver. If he went from Safety Not Guaranteed directly to this, I’d be more excited. After Jurassic World, I’m not as thrilled with the choice. Namely because of Trevorrow’s seemingly inability to convey a coherent plot and subtext; as well as palpable characters. On the other hand, the action scenes in JW were very well directed, so there’s that. Ultimately, I’m just nervous that we have what seems an action director over a character director.

To be fair. Episode IX will be a hit.  With Disney pulling the strings and the circle of talent involved, nobody directs Star Wars, it directs you.

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies that begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

Star War: Episode IX is expected to hit theaters in 2019.

 

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