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Colin Trevorrow teases 'profoundly satisfying' Rey reveal in Star Wars: Episode IX

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Story by Jack Foley

IT may still be three years off but the hype has already started to build for Star Wars: Episode IX.

Just days after John Boyega had promised a much darker Episode VIII, then Colin Trevorrow, the director of Episode IX, has been speaking about what to expect from the third film in the trilogy.

And the most exciting thing he had to say concerned Daisy Ridley’s central character, Rey, and the mystery surrounding her parentage.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the Jurassic World film-maker said: “We’re going to make sure that [the] answer is deeply and profoundly satisfying.

“Rey is a character that is important in this universe, not just in the context of The Force Awakens, but in the entire galaxy. She deserves it. We’ll make sure that that answer is something that feels like it was something that happened a long time ago, far away, and we’re just telling you what happened.”

Trevorrow, 39, also dropped the biggest hint yet that original Star Wars trilogy stalwarts Mark Hamill (aka Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) might still be around by the time the final instalment reaches cinemas, by saying that he can’t wait “to find new places that we can take those characters”.

“They are icons, but they’re also people that have suffered tremendous loss and challenge over the course of all these films,” he continued.

[Episode IX] is something that needs to honour a story that’s been told over a period of 40 years. I don’t want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It’s something I think the fan base is going to embrace.”

Star Wars: Episode IX is due to arrive in cinemas in May 2019, two years after Rian Johnson’s next installment, Episode VIII.

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