Colin Trevorrow talks Star Wars: Episode IX and George Lucas


The director slated to helm Star Wars: Episode IX — Colin Trevorrow — was interviewed by ET on the red carpet of the BAFTA Awards in Los Angeles, and was asked about Episode IX and George Lucas…

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If you think director Colin Trevorrow holds any ill-will toward George Lucas or the internet for trying to petition Disney/Lucasfilm to bring George back and replace Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, then you were mistaken. Trevorrow — who directed the 4th highest grossing film of all time with Jurassic World — was asked by ET what his approach to directing Episode IX is, and how he felt about the internet petition to replace him with George Lucas. His answer was perfect and professional:

"A Story must evolve, or perish."

I love that Trevorrow and Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) are working closely together, so that their films will perfectly sync and flow into each other. It’s clear from his comments that Trevorrow respects George Lucas and the older Star Wars films, but with Episode IX, he wants to bring something new that we Star Wars fans have never seen.

As to that George Lucas petition, Trevorrow handled that question perfectly. Speaking at Lucasfilm, and telling those in attendance that they needed to respect Lucas’ work, is absolutely the way to handle bringing a new story to the franchise, especially since Episode IX will be the final film in the Sequel Trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters in 2019, so there is plenty of time to hone the story and get it just right, so that this trilogy can be capped off the only way it should be.