Director Colin Trevorrow leaves Star Wars: Episode IX


Well, this isn’t good. Director Colin Trevorrow has left Star Wars: Episode IX, and we want to know what the heck is going on at Lucasfilm…

Another director exits a Star Wars film, except this time, it’s not an untitled Star Wars Story, rather, the final installment of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy. Disney has already released a statement saying the split was mutual.

"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."

“Our visions for the project differ.” Hmm, where have we heard this before? Oh, yes, when  Josh Trank left his untitled project (rumored to be a Boba Fett standalone film), and when the writer/director team of  Phil Miller and Chris Lord were ousted from the still untitled Han Solo film.

Disney is sending a message here, folks: If you want to play in their sandbox, you’re going to have to play by their rules.

After Trevorrow directed the very successful Jurassic World in 2015, many fans were excited about his hiring to direct Episode IX, however, his most recent film seemed to cause worry and doubt, as The Book of Henry was a box-office flop, with critics and fans alike agreeing it was a complete miss for Trevorrow.

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Could The Book of Henry’s failure have played a part in his parting ways with Lucasfilm? We may never know, but Disney promises we’ll have more information on this whole situation soon. Which means, we will probably get an announcement of who is replacing Trevorrow as director.

H/T The Wrap