It looks like Star Wars: Episode IX will be filmed shooting film instead of digital cameras for the 2019 film. Colin Trevorrow‘s commitment to film continues a tradition of the films being filmed on the non digital format.
“I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago,” said Trevorrow at a panel at Sundance Film Festival.
Star Wars the Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams was shot on film and director Rian Johnson will also be filming Episode VIII using film. At a panel talk recently Trevorrow said: “The only place where I tend to not be able to attach myself entirely to something shot digitally is when that’s a period film. There’s something in my brain that immediately says, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then.'” He added that he shot Jurassic World on film because he didn’t want the action scenes to “look like two computers fighting.”