UPDATED: Colin Trevorrow Out as Director for Star Wars: Episode IX
It wasn’t long ago that fans and media were reacting to the news that the untitled Han Solo film lost directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Now we’re reacting to the latest Star Wars news. Yesterday, it was confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing Star Wars IX. Trevorrow has directed films like Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed (2015). He was also part of the writing team for episode nine. I’m guessing he won’t be writing for the film either after Lucasfilm released this statement on StarWars.com.
Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.
The studio, Lord, and Miller said something to the same effect back in June after the duo left the Han Solo project. They were replaced by Oscar winning director and actor, Ron Howard. This latest headlines most definitely have left fans to wonder what’s going on at Lucasfilm. I’m left to wonder what exactly Kathleen Kennedy has in mind creatively for these upcoming films. After The Force Awakens and Rogue One, I’m confident in her leadership and creative vision. Now, I just wonder who she’ll bring in next and if her creative expectations will be met.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that the decision was the result of struggles with the script, which Colin Trevorrow had been reworking quite a bit. Some have also hinted that the less than stellar performance of his latest film The Book of Henry, which stars Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay, caused the studio and fans to lose confidence in his ability to produce a great Star Wars film. Plenty of names have been thrown around over the last 24 hours including Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, who tweeted this about the possibility.
That sounds like a no to me. Another name that’s also floating around is Ava DuVernay, who is in the post-production stages of directing A Wrinkle In Time. Her existing connection with Disney would definitely be a plus in her column. If anything, J.J. Abrams would vouch for her. Currently, it looks like Rian Johnson may just pick up where he left off after directing The Last Jedi to handle the last film in the trilogy.
With Colin Trevorrow out, the Star Wars team has several options. Who will they pick?
UPDATE (9/12): It was announced this morning that J.J. Abrams will write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams also wrote and directed The Force Awakens.
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