‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director Teases the Film’s Preparations

By September 8, 2015

Colin Trevorrow has had an upstart of a career so far. After making his mark on the filmmaking scene with 2012’s indie hit, Safety Not Guaranteed, the filmmaker was handed the keys to one of the most beloved film properties of all time with Jurassic World. The movie has gone on to be one of the most profitable movies in history, and has made Trevorrow a household name among moviegoers. With work already being done on the World sequel and Trevorrow recently announced as directing Star Wars: Episode IX for Lucasfilm, to say that the filmmaker is going to have a busy couple of years moving forward, would probably be an understatement.

While some people loved and others hated Jurassic World, it’s clear to say that the film at least proved that Trevorrow can handle making a film on that scale with that kind of budget, and do it with tact and precision. Unlike filmmakers recently like Josh Trank who have had big studio projects seemingly slip through their fingers too, Trevorrow has proven he can work with a studio well too, while also managing to maintain his artistic vision – which is something not many filmmakers can claim nowadays.

With Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens not even released in theatres yet, and Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII starting production next March, Trevorrow has already taken to Twitter earlier today to tweet out a small tease regarding his preparations for the film. Check it out below:

While this isn’t much, it’s clear that Trevorrow shares our excitement for the film, and he’s proven before that he’s a fan of these properties and loves them just as much as we do. However, like J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, Trevorrow has also shown that he doesn’t let his love of the franchise or the characters get in the way of the actual film’s quality, and is probably a big reason that Lucasfilm felt confident giving him the reins on the conclusion to the new trilogy.

Whether or not this notebook actually has notes from the other filmmakers or studio about the movie, or if its something that Trevorrow is planning on writing his thoughts for the movie into is a mystery. But judging by the whole “back to school” comment and the way Lucasfilm seems to give their new writers/directors a crash course in Star Wars knowledge, something tells me this is a bit more than a blank notebook. I can only imagine what some people would probably give to see what was in those pages.

Star Wars: Episode IX is slated to be released in 2019.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable