Could Colin Trevorrow Direct Star Wars: Episode IX?

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, Jurassic World has been ridiculously successful and is still raking in the millions.  It’s already in the top 5 grossing movies of ALL TIME, and hasn’t slowed down much.  That’s pretty impressive considering the director’s previous film was an indie flick (albeit a good one).  A director with that much financial success is obviously going to be on every studios radar…including Lucasfilm. 

Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Colin Trevorrow is going to be helming Star Wars: Episode IX picking up after Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII, to conclude the Sequel Trilogy that kicks off with The Force Awakens.  Better yet, El Mayimbe is claiming that his announcement for the project is part of today’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con.  That means, we’ll find out the validity of this rumor by the end of the day, hopefully. 

I know not everyone was impressed with Jurassic World.  Obviously, I enjoyed it.  It has some story issues, and character development problems, but on the whole was very enjoyable.  For those of you most concerned about this news, I encourage you to check out Safety Not Guaranteed.  That’s the movie which helped him land the job from Steven Spielberg, and is a lot of fun.  It’s got great characters and story behind it, showing off what he can do with a solid script.  

I think Trevorrow has the visual chops to pull of a Star Wars flick, and with a good enough script he knows how to handle himself.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  If this turns out to be true, what do you think of Trevorrow taking on Star Wars: Episode IX directing duties? 

-Jordan

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