Star Wars: Colin Trevorrow Reflects On Experience Of Leaving The Franchise

Colin Trevorrow reflects on leaving the Star Wars franchise.

It can’t be easy working on these big franchise films. You’re not only trying to tell the best story you possibly can, but have a lot of people to convince. And any one of those people can have a completely different version in their heads they want to tell. So if you’re too far off the mark with your vision, it may be easier to replace you than work to make the story right. It seems like this had been the case with Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow was famously set to direct Star Wars Episode IX. The script he pumped out with Jack Thorne ended up as Duel of the Fates — and that film was fated to fade into obscurity. J.J. Abrams later took over, and the rest his history. But how did this all feel for Trevorrow? During a Directors on Directing panel for [email protected], Trevorrow reflected on that. 

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“I have been very fortunate in the films that I’ve directed,” Trevorrow said. “The path that I wanted to follow and the path that everyone involved wanted to follow was the same. It’s totally possible for people to see two totally different paths through the woods. [Star Wars] was just an experience that obviously, you can imagine, as all of these things, it can get to the point of being traumatic when there’s something that you care about that much and you’ve invested that much in it. But that’s one of the things that you accept when you take on any role in film, especially when you become a storyteller — that there are going to be heartbreaks. There’s going to be crushing disappointments, and then there’s going to be victories. Hopefully, they’ll balance out in the end.”

At the end of the day, it does seem like a blessing for Trevorrow that he was replaced for Star Wars. Fans aren’t exactly the most forgiving, and from what we saw, they didn’t exactly love his Duel of the Fates script anyway. Sure, it may have clicked better than The Rise of Skywalker, but few reactions were glowing.

Jurassic World does seem to be more his speed, for better and for worse. Regardless, his comments are very true. Studios are notorious for pushing filmmakers out of the way in favor of their own visions. In the world of creativity, everything is subjective.

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