Colin Trevorrow steps down from Star Wars Episode IX

While our next adventure into a galaxy far, far away is approaching fast, things have seem to taken a strange direction for Star Wars Episode IX. In a random turn of events, Jurrasic World director Colin Trevorrow is no longer piloting the ship for the next Star Wars iteration. The announcement came courtesy of a joint statement by Disney and Lucasfilm on the official Star Wars website. The parting of Trevorrow was cited as “visions for the project differ,” between him and Lucasfilm/Disney.

Rumor has it that Trevorrow and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy were on shaky ground. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of issues between Kennedy and a director, as it similarly happened with the Han Solo spinoff film. Chris Miller and Phil Lord parted with the project after that too was cited as “different creative visions.” Let’s also not forget that Josh Trank left what was to be a standalone Boba Fett film. Like Trevorrow, Trank left before any shooting had actually started, although his reasons were different.

There hasn’t been anything stated in regards to who will replace directing duties on Episode IX, but we’re hoping they find something soon. With Episode XIII releasing later this year and depending on how good it does, I think Rian Johnson might have a really good shot at coming back to the franchise. Other than that, I’m not too sure who would be able to do it. Who would you like to see direct Star Wars Episode IX? Let us know in the comments below.

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