RUMOR: Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’?

Jul 11, 2015


It’s hard to deny that Jurassic World is now a behemoth at the box office, no matter how you feel of it’s quality, product placement and script issues. It’s already overtaken The Avengers earning $1.4 billion.

Indie director Colin Trevorrow was able to make an overwhelming success while seen as an impossible task, so it’s rather likely after making a billion dollar film he’d end-up getting huge offers from studios for other blockbuster projects. One such project according to Heroic Hollywood is the director’s chair for Star Wars: Episode 9, which is said to be written by Episode 8 writer-director Rian Johnson. They heard he would appear at the Star Wars panel at Comic-Con to announce his involvement with Episode 9, but have since retracted that. It’s still possible he could be announced at the panel.

Here’s a recent quote from Colin which was pointed-out by Heroic Hollywood, that could have been a hint to his future Hollywood gigs which doesn’t include Jurassic World 2.

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“Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”

Peter from Slash Film, who has sources within Lucasfilm had this comment on the rumor.

“I’ve heard that producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall really loved working with Trevorrow. He’s a great collaborator, a filmmaker with a vision, but not one who can’t take a note. He has proven himself able to handle the stress of a big budget franchise production, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Trevorrow ended up being sought for a Star Wars film.”

Lucasfilm has been gunning for directors that have already proven box office successes with landing Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams, Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards, Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, now with Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow it seems the studio wants directors with some sort of track record at the box office.

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Colin’s connection to Lucasfilm head Kathy Kennedy wouldn’t be much of a leap either, considering her husband is Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall. Kennedy was also a Jurassic Park producer for a time, before taking her current role at Lucasfilm. Let’s also remember that Colin had been linked as a potential candidate to direct The Force Awakens before J.J. Abrams was hired.

I personally think it would be an awesome combination to have Johnson and Trevorrow work together creatively, I think Colin could benefit from Rian’s storywork and concepts.

It’s expected we’ll learn more from Lucasfilm’s Star Wars panel.

Episode 9 will be released sometime in 2019.


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