Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX
Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be "a job or an assignment".
The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie in the latest 'Star Wars' trilogy, which will begin with the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and is eagerly looking forward to the responsibility.
Colin said: "It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, film-makers, artists and craftspeople.
"We've been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had - a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope."
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy hailed Colin's film-making credentials, saying he is "an incredible talent".
She said: "Colin is someone I've been interested in working with ever since I saw 'Safety Not Guaranteed'.
"The power of that film paired with the enormous success of 'Jurassic World' speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled film-maker.
"We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the 'Star Wars' universe."