Remember Colin Trevorrow?
If you’re a Jurassic World fan, he is still relevant in your mind as he co-wrote this summer’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and will be co-writing and directing Jurassic World 3.
For the Star Wars fan, it feels like Trevorrow is a distant memory, one of the many directors who Lucasfilm gave the boot, as once he was set to co-write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX.
At the time, rumors swirled that one of the reasons Trevorrow found himself off the project because of the response to his latest film, Book of Henry. But the Wall Street Journal has shed some new light on the situation.
WSJ says Trevorrow was chosen to write Episode IX with Jack Thorp following his extreme success with Jurassic World, reviving that dormant franchise. Reportedly, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was unhappy with the first draft. Meanwhile Trevorrow was also feeling frustrated with the story. Trevorrow asked for another chance to write the script, only to be denied by Kathleen Kennedy, leading to him leaving the project.
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