It looks like the huge rise in the career of Colin Trevorrow is set to continue to run, as it has been confirmed that the talented director has been brought in to helm the final instalment of the new Star Wars trilogy. We all know that J.J. Abrams has directed Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which will hit the big screen on December 18, while Rian Johnson will direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, which lands on May 26, 2017.
Now, following weeks of speculation, it has been officially confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is scheduled to open in 2019. Colin had only directed one feature film, the impressive 2012 indie movie Safety Not Guaranteed, before directing Jurassic World, which has gone on to become the third highest grossing movie of all-time, so landing Star Wars: Episode IX is a huge achievement for him.
Trevorrow explained, "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 channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope."
We cannot wait to see the new Star Wars movie and hope that it is much better than those awful prequels that we forced ourselves to sit through. We have high hopes for the new Star Wars trilogy and, with a director as talented as Colin Trevorrow on board, we are sure the franchise is in safe hands.