For a while now, it has been rumored that Disney knew who would helm the 9th Star Wars film releasing in 2019. Thanks to D23 in Anaheim its been officially confirmed. Colin Trevorrow will sit in the director's seat.
Kathleen Kennedy said the following in a statement released by Disney:
"Trevorrow is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw Safety Not Guaranteed. 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."
This is incredible news, and I'm honestly incredibly excited about Colin joining the Star Wars Universe. He's relatively new compared to other directors, but he has an incredible eye and can definitely build something memorable for all of us Star Wars fans, just as he did with my beloved Jurassic Park.