Jurassic World - Director Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard
Jurassic World - Director Colin Trevorrow with Chris Pratt as Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire on the set ©2015 Universal Pictures

Hot from the success of Jurassic World it’s writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX which is due for release in 2019.

Jurassic World - Director Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic World – Director Colin Trevorrow on the set ©2015 Universal Pictures

Yes they are planning ahead! Colin is already commissioned to write and direct it’s next Jurassic sequel. That is due out in 2018.

It was his previous film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) that first got Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy attention. That follows reporters checking out the writer of a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel!

Jurassic World - Director Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic World – Star Chris Pratt aka Owen and Director Colin Trevorrow study a shot on the set ©2015 Universal Pictures

“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” said Kathleen. “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.

She concluded, “We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”

Colin, commenting on this upcoming directorship, said, “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.

He explained saying, “We will do this by channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”

Colin will actually start work this year consulting with the Lucasfilm artists and co-ordinating with the other Star Wars directors. He will follow Directors JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson in the series. Star Wars: Episode IX is obviously the completion of the first new trilogy of Star Wars films.

The first of those, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released this year on December 18, 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens – ©2015 Lucasfilm

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online