STAR WARS EPISODE IX Opens May 24, 2019

This post will have the official information for STAR WARS EPISODE IX directed by Colin Trevorrow (JURASSIC WORLD) and scheduled to open in 2019.  Current timeline for STAR WARS films include: STAR WARS VII (12/18/15), ROGUE ONE (12/16/16), STAR WARS VIII (5/26/17), Untitled Han Solo film (5/25/18), STAR WARS IX (2019).  Continue reading for all the news, images, and trailers for STAR WARS EPISODE IX, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

Update April 25, 2017

STAR WARS moves back to summer blockbuster territory as Disney announced STAR WARS EPISODE IX is set for release on May 24, 2019.

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ALAN HORN (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios) at D23 EXPO 2015 (Disney/Image Group LA)

From Lucasfilm Ltd.

At the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow (director of JURASSIC WORLD) will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

While production won’t begin for a few years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors. “Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’” says 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 states, “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 channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.”

Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the third trilogy of Star Wars movies that begins with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.

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