The publicity drive for the next installment of the Star Wars franchise has entered warp speed with the news that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will take the helm of episode 9.
The film would be the third and final instalment of the latest trilogy. Episode VII is being directed by ‘Star Trek’ director JJ Abrams and Episode VIII will be in the hands of Rian Johnson (Looper).
Fans of the lucrative sci-fi fairytale series are still reeling from a string of announcements over the weekend, which titilated and iritated in equal measure.
In a break from the trilogy format, Disney has announced a new standalone feature. Called Rogue One, it will have an all-star cast including Mexican actor Diego Luna as well as Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.
The plot line states that the film will follow rebels as they set out on a mission to steal the plans to the death star.
Disney also announced that Star Wars ‘lands’ will become part of their main theme parks.
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But all of these announcements serve to whet the appetites of fans keen to see the latest episode. They will have to wait another 122 days to feel the force awaken.