Slowly but surely, each of the upcoming “Star Wars” flicks are coming into the picture.
While we’ve spent a great deal of time lately focusing on Anthology films like the Han Solo spinoff and “Rogue One,” it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything about the main series. In fact, the last real news we heard was that writer/director Rian Johnson was taking on “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” and since then, it was speculated he may even be going on to direct the third one.
Looks like that won’t be the case, as Heroic Hollywood has now broken the news that Colin Trevorrow, director of “Jurassic World,” will be helming “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
This is another move from Disney that’s both brilliant and obvious. After the gargantuan success of “Jurassic World”—which has already gone on to make over $1.4 billion—director Colin Trevorrow was obviously destined for great things. He’d somehow managed to take a series like “Jurassic Park” and make it into something really special. The film may not have been setting critics on fire, but a lot of casual moviegoers came out having a great experience at the movies, and at the end of the day, those are the types of folks the “Star Wars” films are really made for.
For a while, it was a big question mark if Trevorrow planned on coming back to direct the next “Jurassic World” film. All the buzz surrounding the film was relatively positive, and there has been a trend of directors carrying on with sequels, so the idea would make sense. Trevorrow went on to shoot down that theory in late May in an interview with Bad Taste (via Coming Soon)--bringing up "Star Wars" at the same time, no less.
"'Jurassic Park' is like 'Star Wars.' Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director."
The fact that he’s on board to direct “Episode IX” is great news, as now we only have one more film to get a director for until the six-film slate from Disney is complete.
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – (Director: J.J. Abrams)
- “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” – (Director: Gareth Edwards)
- “Star Wars Episode VIII” – (Director: Rian Johnson)
- “Star Wars Anthology: (Untitled Solo Flick)” – (Directors: Phil Lord & Chris Miller)
- “Star Wars Episode IX” – (Director: Colin Trevorrow)
- Untitled "Star Wars Anthology" Flick – (Director: UNKNOWN)
So there you have it, the trilogy of the main series is complete, but we still have one more until we have directors on board for all the "Star Wars" flicks Disney has announced.
What do you think of this news? Is Trevorrow the right man to close out the new trilogy? Let us know your thoughts below!
Source: Heroic Hollywood