JJ Abrams has said for a while now that he would not be directing the ninth Star Wars movie, and now we know why – it’s because Colin Tevorrow will be steering the ship.
The news broke at the D23 Expo – Disney’s fan event to celebrate all things WD. With the success of Jurassic World, it makes sense that Trevorrow will lead the franchise to new heights. I just hope it means the title of Star Wars IX will be Lightsabers and Dinosaurs.
“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. “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.”
If you haven’t seen Safety Not Guaranteed, I highly recommend it, not because it is a time travel movie, but because it has some fascinating bits of character interaction and emotions running throughout.
Star Wars: Episode IX will arrive in 2019.