Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow on fans wanting George Lucas to replace him


Director Colin Trevorrow had a hit with Jurassic World. It was the biggest movie of 2015… until Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. Now he’s moving on up in the nerd ladder by directing Star Wars: Episode IX. However, it seems like there are fans out there who do not want this to happen. They have created a petition to urge George Lucas to replace Trevorrow as the director. The reasoning behind this is that they want Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, to close out the new trilogy.


“We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow, but he’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars: Episode IX,” the campaign states. “George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away.”

There’s a reason why Lucas decided to sell Star Wars. After having his stamp all over it, he’s ready to move on. He revealed in an interview with Charles Rose that he wants to focus on movies that aren’t “Hollywood.”

After the petition was created, Trevorrow had a chance to share his thoughts to Entertainment Tonight over the weekend.

“It’s funny, I saw that, and it was on a day where I was at LucasFilm giving this big speech to everyone about how we want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George brought to these films and not being afraid that we’re going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy,” Trevorrow said. “When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy. When you try to pitch what that movie’s about — if you’ve never heard of Star Wars before, you say, ‘Here’s a character. His father’s part robot, but he can also do magic. And there’s a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He’s got a dog for a friend!’ — it sounds insane. But it’s the greatest story ever told. I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.”

So what do you guys think of Trevorrow directing the upcoming Star Wars film? Let us know in the comments below.

Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters in 2019.

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