Hold onto your hats, folks, we got more trouble in a galaxy far, far away. THR is reporting that Colin Trevorrow, the man behind Jurassic World and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 9, is no longer set to be the man behind Episode 9. That’s right, Trevorrow has officially dropped out as the director of Star Wars: Episode 9.
Lucasfilm and Disney had the following to say about the departure:
“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.”
In short, it sounds like another issue of creative differences. This is especially unfortunate timing, as Lucasfilm also recently nixed two of their directors for next year’s Han Solo spinoff. It’s with that in mind that they likely decided to pull the trigger on this movie as well, not wanting to delay it after already seeing potential problems. That being said, it certainly doesn’t help their narrative, and this would mark the third film out of five that had to either change or override their directors. We do know that when Carrie Fisher died that the writers had to start over again, and that likely didn’t help things much.
There’s no real information as to why Trevorrow is gone, but there have been unsettling rumblings from fans for a while. They’ve often cited him as the epitome of a privileged filmmaker. He made one indie film before being catapulted to the big times with Jurassic World, a film that made a lot of money despite being disliked more and more by fans as time has gone on. When Trevorrow’s latest film, The Book of Henry, received a critical lashing earlier this year, many saw this as the last straw that he’d be bumped. While we can’t actually point to that as a direct reason behind his departure, the narrative certainly seems damning.
At the very least, we still have a solid year and a half or so until the film’s May 2019 release date, so there is plenty of time to salvage this, but it does come after a long line of problems over at Lucasfilm.
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