Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will be stepping behind the camera for Star Wars: Episode IX.
Although the final instalment of the third trilogy is set for release in 2019, with production starting in a few years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Stars Wars directors.
Trevorrow wrote and directed Jurassic World, which has taken more than £960m at the global box office.
“Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed,” said Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy.
“The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”
Trevorrow added: “This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, 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.”
The third trilogy of the Star Wars movies begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released on December 18th 2015.