Colin Trevorrow Departs Star Wars Episode 9
Colin Trevorrow, who was slated to direct the 2019 Star War Episode IX has left the project. It looks like another case of "Creative Differences" between the director and the heads of Lucas Films. Here's Disney's statement.
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.
Trevorrow made his name with the 2012 sci-fi romantic comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. He then went on to direct Jurassic World, which was the second highest grossing movie of 2015, making $1.68 billion dollars.
Right after Jurassic World, he was the most sought after directors in Hollywood. Only two months after Jurassic World's release, Disney announced him as the director for the final episode of the new Star Wars Trilogy.
Colin leaving the project follows the disaster of the other Lucas Film project - the untitled Han Solo movie. The directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired months after the movie had started shooting, again citing creative differences.
We are yet to know the particular reason why Colin left. Lucas Films is very rigid when it comes to the creative vision for the Star Wars franchise, sometimes leaving directors with not a lot of freedom. With all the positive vibes about Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi, we can't help but feel he will be the right choice to finish the trilogy.