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 #18249  by MattG
 Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:49 pm
Since the first solid/official news on this (from StarWars.com) is out, I guess it's time for an Episode IX thread.

http://www.starwars.com/news/colin-trev ... d=16333951
Today at D23, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow 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.”
 #19146  by MattG
 Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:11 pm
So, while Episode VII is being finalised for release in 92 days, filming is taking place for Episode VIII and Rogue One, and, technically, Colin Trevorrow has started work on Episode IX.

That's four Star Wars films actually in the production pipeline.