Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow, who is set to direct the ninth installment of Star Wars, has a few thoughts about the intergalactic franchise. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Trevorrow explained the effect Star Wars has had on him as an individual as well as his approach to the final film in the sequel trilogy.
"Not only did I grow up on these stories, like all of us did, [but] I think that the values of Star Wars are values that I hold very close and very dear in my life," Trevorrow explained. "I feel that the message of the way that the Force teaches you to treat other people and show respect for others, and the way it guides you through life, is really important to me. And I hope everybody would realize that that set of stories has affected me as deeply in my life as it has affected them."
"I think the challenge for me is to recognize that everyone has their own personal relationship with these stories, and it's different depending on who you are," he continued. "And I need to make a film that you'll appreciate, even if your experience with it was different, which is making something that will be deeply emotionally resonant and satisfying for people all around the world. And I think about it a lot."
Not much is currently known about Star Wars: Episode IX. The film is slated to be released on May 24, 2019, but much of the plot will likely depend on what happens in the upcoming The Last Jedi. The original plans for the movie put Carrie Fisher's General Leia at the forefront, but Fisher's death in December and the announcement that she would not appear in Episode IX certainly mean that the final product will differ from the initial plans.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the next installment in the hugely popular franchise. That film features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as DJ and Laura Dern as Amilyn Holdo. The film opens on December 15.