Some Star Wars fans have created a petition at Change.org to reinstate George Lucas behind the camera, and replace Colin Trevorrow as the Director of Star Wars: Episode IX…
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There is a group of Star Wars fan who are trying to make their collective voices heard, by starting a petition at Change.org for George Lucas to replace Colin Trevorrow as the Director of Star Wars: Episode IX. The petition — which has garnered a touch over 5,000 signatures — is directed at Disney, with this mission statement:
"“We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow , but he’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX . George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away ….”"
For whatever reason, this sub-group of the Star Wars fandom (not representing all of us) does not think that the man who directed one of the most successful movies of 2015 — Jurassic World — is the right man for the job of closing out the Sequel Trilogy.
The pressure is currently on Rian Johnson’s more than capable shoulders, to extend the massive success started by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and Trevorrow won’t begin his turn at the franchise until next year when Star Wars: Episode VIII premieres in May, 2017. However, I have complete faith in Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm/Disney, that they knew what they were doing when they chose Trevorrow to helm Episode IX.
Regardless of whether or not you liked Jurassic World (I for one enjoyed the film), a petition to get George behind the camera of another Star Wars film — at this point — is tantamount to impossible. Lucas has recently made some disparaging remarks about Disney, saying that he sold his company to “White Slavers.”
With what appears to be some bad blood — at least on George Lucas’s side of things — I would not expect Disney/Lucasfilm and the creator of the Star Wars franchise, to come to any sort of terms, anytime soon.
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