A lot of major Star Wars news was announced at Disney’s D23 Expo on Saturday (August 15), including who will direct the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode IX.
Colin Trevorrow, who helmed this year’s blockbuster mega-hit Jurassic World, will be directing the film due in theaters in 2019.
“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,” Colin said in a statement. “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 channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”
It was also revealed that Star Wars Lands will be added to Disney Theme Parks in California and Florida!
“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”