More “Star Wars” rumors coming out of the wood work today. First we find out about the “Han Solo” standalone movie (to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Millar) and then we hear news that Darth Vader could appear in the next “Star Wars: Anthology” film, “Rouge One”; and now we have the latest directing rumor for “Star Wars Episode IX”. It’s being reported that “Jurassic World” and ” Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow will be helming the final installment in the newest “Star Wars” trilogy.
Of course this is just a rumor at this point (which could get cleared up at the Lucasfilm panel at Comic Con) but there have been a great amount of rumors surrounding “Star Wars” recently that turned out to be true. So, that I am inclined to be believe this one as well.
Trevorrow is of course coming off the mega blockbuster success of “Jurassic World” and I believe this would be the perfect pairing for the series. Yes “Jurassic World” wasn’t the strongest film script wise but from a directing standpoint it was very well done. The most important part about that film is it recaptured some of the magic and tone of the original “Jurassic Park” directed by Steven Spielberg (who is also good friends with George Lucas). So far everything we’ve been seeing from Disney and Lucasfilm is all about recapturing the magic of the original trilogy and Trevorrow already did that for another franchise, he very well could do it for this as well.