〉Disney & LucasFilm Set to Announce Trevorrow For The Final Installment in the Original Franchise Friday!
Umberto Gonzalez may have just broke the scoop of the year over at Heroic Hollywood. Hours before the Hall H Star Wars panel gets underway, it’s now been revealed that Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow will be stepping into the directors chair for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. I suppose after revitalizing a franchise with Spielberg that would not only bring the term ‘blockbuster’ back to theaters, but would also become the fastest film in the world to break $1 billion at the box office (currently sitting at a cool $1.4 billion) the only place left to go was the Stars.
Heavily rumored over the last two weeks that the naming of a director was all but a lock for Friday’s San Diego Comic Con panel, just about every elite director with a franchise under his belt was rumored to be in talks, with names like Whedon, Cuaron, Vaughn, and Abrams (again) only the start of the conversation. With Trevorrow, you get a director who seemed like a surprise when he was previously rumored for the directors chair on Episode VII almost 3 years ago, but who now seems like an exciting, nostalgic capturing, exciting choice!
Rian Johnson, who is currently writing, and prepping to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII was previously rumored to be a possible contender to bring home the final two films of the original franchise, but with the fast approaching 2019 release date and the lengthy VFX schedule any Star Wars title will take, it seems we will only see his hands on the script for the final installment.
Lots more on this story as it continues to develop here at San Diego Comic Con 2015!
Mac Maclamore | Film Editor