Wednesday 6 September 2017

Director Colin Trevorrow exits Star Wars: Episode IX

Following weeks of speculation in the wake of the troubled Han Solo spin-off movie that saw director Ron Howard take the helm from wonderkids Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Colin Trevorrow is the latest director to leave a Star Wars movie at Disney.

Is the franchise in creative crisis at the Mouse House? Even Gareth Edwards' Rogue One underwent an extensive summer reshoot under the auspices of Tony Gilroy. Lucasfilm has released a 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."

There's been no negative coverage surrounding Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi, which is released in theatres this December. Will Johnson be asked to direct or could JJ Abrams return for the final installment in the sequel trilogy? Both directors share Lucasfilm's vision for an homogenised Star Wars universe, and I say that in the best sense of the word.

Who would you like to see direct Star Wars: Episode IX? Let me know in the comments below.

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