Right now, Star Wars fans are counting down the days until The Last Jedi – AKA Episode VIII – arrives this December. And, after that’s out the way, there will be plenty more where it came from, as 2018 will see the Han Solo prequel arrive and then 2019 will deliver Episode IX – the movie that will wrap up this current trilogy of the central saga.
On hand to direct the pic is Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow and though production is a way off yet, the director has started to talk about what he hopes to achieve in the film. While promoting his new effort The Book of Henry, Trevorrow had this to say to Screen Rant:
“The process of Star Wars began way back in August of 2015 when I looked at what J.J. [Abrams, The Force Awakens director] and Rian [Johnson, The Last Jedi director] had done and I’m very fortunate that I’m surrounded by some really, really brilliant producers and brilliant creative minds – Kiri Hart and the Lucasfilm story group and my producer [Michelle] Rejwan and Kathy Kennedy and also J.J. and Rian, Larry Kasdan. I mean, these are the best minds available and everybody’s engaged in making sure this is the most satisfying and emotionally resonant conclusion that we can possibly deliver.”
Trevorrow’s comments come on the back of the recent reveal that there’s “no mapped story” for the final movie, despite what fans might think. Given that, it looks likely that the director and his team will have to come up with satisfying answers to the many big questions that have been teased in the previous instalments. For instance, the true identity of Snoke and who Rey’s parents are.
Still, we have faith that Trevorrow will deliver. At the very least, he definitely has the fan credentials to take on the project:
“I was a Star Wars kid, that’s all I thought about and that’s all I engaged in. I’m going to give 120 percent of myself, I will be a shell and I will wander the Earth barefoot for the rest of my life. So at least they know I’m laying myself on the line for it.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives on December 15th. Episode IX, meanwhile, lands on May 24th, 2019.