The next Star Wars movie – Star Wars: Episode IX – starts filming later this year, with JJ Abrams now directing the film. He’s returning to Star Wars after a mutual parting of the ways between Lucasfilm and Episode IX’s original director, Colin Trevorrow.
Trevorrow instead is returning to direct the next Jurassic World movie. And he’s also co-written and co-produced the incoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, that arrives in cinemas next week.
On promotional duties for that film, he’s been nattering with Empire about leaving Star Wars behind. And it doesn’t sound as though he has too many regrets.
“I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films,” he said. “When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that”.
He added that “beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Abrams is working on the screenplay for the new movie with Chris Terrio. And Star Wars: Episode IX is due in cinemas in December 2019.