Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Colin Trevorrow Not Directing "Episode IX"; Who Will?


StarWars.com broke the news that Colin Trevorrow is no longer helming "Episode IX." A news release stated, "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." Read more after the jump.

The Hollywood Reporter dug a little deeper into the situation and expanded on the situation: "Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that script issues have continued to be an issue during Episode IX’s development, with Trevorrow having had repeated stabs at multiple drafts. In August, Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, was tapped to work on the script.

Sources say that the working relationship between Trevorrow and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy became unmanageable. Kennedy, who had already been through one director firing / replacement on the Han Solo spinoff movie, was not eager for a sequel and tried to avoid this decision."

I have an idea: Just let Ron Howard direct "Episode IX," too!

When it comes to who might actually pick up the directing job, there are rumors that it could be Rian Johnson or J.J. Abrams. I highly doubt Abrams will return. However, I could see Johnson coming back. It seems like he's a team player and shares the same vision Lucasfilm has for the new trilogy.

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