There has been so many reports about the “Star Wars” movies as of late that honestly, we’re getting a little confused. But nothing can stop us in our tracks as effectively as the most recent “Star Wars” news.
It has been confirmed at Disney’s massive D23 fan gathering in Anahiem, California that the 3rd installment of the new “Star Wars” trilogy has just got its director. And it’s none other than Colin Trevorrow. Familiar name?
Yup, he’s the man behind the massively successful “Jurassic World“.
Colin Trevorrow wrote and directed “Jurassic World”, which has taken more than USD1.5bn (£960m) at the global box office. Prior to that, he had only made one feature film – the 2012 indie comedy, “Safety Not Guaranteed”.
Upon the announcement, Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy described the 38-year-old as “an incredible talent” and explained:
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 film-maker.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” is the 9th installment of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, which will conclude the movies that begin with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“.
Although “Star Wars: Episode IX” is only slated for release in 2019, initial work with production artistes will begin later this year.
As for Colin’s remarks on the “Star Wars: Episode IX”, he said:
This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artistEs, 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.
By the time “Star Wars: Episode IX” is released, the world would’ve seen 4 new “Star Wars” films hit the silver screen – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, “Star Wars: Episode VIII“, “Star Wars: Rogue One“, and the Star Wars Han Solo anthology film.
It’s safe to say that Colin Trevorrow will have big shoes to fill and a lot to do to keep the “Star Wars” fatigue from setting in. Will he impress or disappoint? What do you guys think?