The question on a lot of minds right now is what’s going on at Lucasfilms.
In addition to all the problems surrounding the production of the upcoming Han Solo film, the final part in the current Star Wars trilogy just lost its director. Colin Trevorrow has excited the project.
Trevorrow was announced as the director for Episode IX back in 2015 after Jurassic World was released and pretty much made all the money in the world that summer, however his latest directorial effort, The Book of Henry from this year was a huge critical failure, that shook the confidence of a lot of viewers.
The script recently received a rewrite order last month, which could have played a factor into the depature. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Throne was brought in to completely rewrite the movie, which Trevorrow co-wrote with Derek Connolly.
As per usual, creative differences is the reason for this parting of ways. A statement was released on the official Star Wars site stating:
“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.”
Well regardless, at least this movie has some time to get its things in order. Episode IX is still rumored to begin production sometime early next year.
No shortlist has come out yet as to who the possible replacements are, but the word is right now that the previous directors of the Star Wars series, J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson.
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