Today, Star Wars released a statement that Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX:
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.
This being said, there’s currently no replacement lined up and zero details as far as what creative differences there was. Something to note is that a new screenwriter was brought on a month ago, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Jack Thorne, with the main focus of rewriting the script produced by Colin Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly.
It seems to have been a tough year for Star Wars and their different “visions” between their collaborators and directors, not to mention extensive reshoots for Rogue One. Could they be referencing similar difficulties that were experience between Chris Miller and Phil Lord who were suppose to direct the Han Solo standalone film?
Colin Trevorrow’s is mainly known for directing the incredibly successful Jurassic World, but was it successful because of Colin? Did Disney find he wasn’t a great creative source? Either way, we know that Star Wars will be in good hands either way, but one can only wonder.
Star Wars: Episode IX is currently set for release on May 24, 2019.