It seems as if it’s a foregone conclusion that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is primed to become 2015’s highest grossing film, considering its the most anticipated film of the year by the masses. Disney & LucasFilm are looking forward to the windfall, but they are also getting their ducks in a row for the future; Rian Johnson will direct Episode VIII, Gareth Edwards is bringing the pieces together for the first installment of the Anthology Series, A Boba Fett movie is on the horizon, a Han Solo origin story has been given a thumbs up; the Star Wars universe is going to make a comeback of forceful proportions over the next few years.
Today at the Star Wars Comic Con panel, Lucasfilm will bring out Colin Trevorrow onto the stage at Hall H to announce him as the next director of Star Wars: Episode 9!
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 15, 2015)—Today at D23, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.
There is no denying Jurassic World’s success has found over the last few weeks, but I wonder if LucasFilm has considered anyone else because I found Jurassic World was as dull as dishwater truth be told. Maybe I’m being unfair to Trevorrow but I was hoping a more established filmmaker would take the reigns to close the new Star Wars trilogy.
Star Wars Episode IX is scheduled for release in 2019.