The next Star Wars trilogy is complete as far as naming directors goes. Lucasfilm announced that the director for Star Wars: Episode IX would be Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow.
Variety reported on the announcement that was made at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., over the weekend.
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ ” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement as Variety reported. “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.”
Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt, became the third highest-grossing movie ever, Variety reports.
Trevorrow said in that same statement that helming a Star Wars would involve “channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”
The next trilogy goes: J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens out December, Rian Johnson’s VIII out in 2017, and Trevorrow’s IX due out in 2019, according to imdb.com.