According to THR, Star Wars Episode 9 — to be directed by Jurassic World and Book of Henry helmer Colin Trevorrow — will be getting a rewrite. Trevorrow’s and co-writer Derek Connolly’s script will be rewritten by British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne, who is perhaps most known for writing the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
At this point, it’s unclear how extensive these rewrites will be, but according to the outlet’s sources, “a fresh set of eyes” was needed to help take the screenplay to the next level. The film is eyeing a production start date of January 2018, and as such, it doesn’t sound like they plan on spending a lot of time getting this final draft of the script out.
That being said, some folks may see this as a reason to start worrying about the film. After all, this comes on the heels of two things: (1), the troubled Han Solo production, and some may see this as another sign of an eroding Star Wars universe; and (2), Colin Trevorrow’s critically-panned Book of Henry, which settled at a 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, many Star Wars fans are still not over Jurassic World, which seems to face increasing criticism as the years go by. With both of those things fresh in the memories of fans, we’re almost waiting for things to go wrong.
That being said, it’s worth reiterating that most big Hollywood blockbusters go through extensive rewrites. Rogue One faced a lot of rewrites and even more reshoots, and that film turned out great. They seem to run a tight ship over at Lucasfilm, and they likely want to make sure they ruin the solid streak they’ve had so far with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
What do you think? Are you worried about this film getting a rewrite, or is this just business as usual? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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