It is official: Episode IX will be directed by Jurassic World director Colin Treverrow. I have to admit, I’m not wild about this selection. Despite Jurassic World’s stunning success, the film was average and I wasn’t particularly impressed by the direction. I will say, though, that the film’s script is the biggest problem and Rian Johnson, who is writing and directing Star Wars Episode VIII will also be providing the screenplay for Episode IX so the film should have a much stronger script to work from than Jurassic World did. The final film in the next trilogy is scheduled for a 2019 release.