Before we even get to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, plans are already moving on to the next sequel in the franchise and its been confirmed tonight that Colin Trevorrow will be directing Episode IX.
After the huge success of Jurassic World, Trevorrow’s name has been linked over the last few weeks, especially since Abrams confirmed he is not returning to direct any more films in the much loved franchise!
It was at the 2015 D23 Expo, that Lucasfilm officially announced the news and its too early at the moment to get any feedback into how this as gone down with the die-hard fans.
Jurassic World has taken a huge amount of dosh this summer at the box-office, more than anyone expected but despite the love out there from many fans, it did have its critics. It be interesting to see what Trevorrow can bring to the table, but at the same time, lets see what Abrams does first!
Disney are putting a lot of effort into the franchise with Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving on December 18th, 2015, followed by Star Wars: Rogue One on December 16th, 2016.
We then have Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26th, 2017, and the Han Solo Star Wars film on May 25th, 2018.
Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to reach cinemas in 2019, followed by the third Star Wars untitled film in 2020.