That Galaxy far far away seems to be getting even further away if you’re a filmmaker as another director felt the full force of the dark side. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has now departed Star Wars: Episode IX.
Just under 3 months ago Phil Lord and Christopher Miller lost their jobs on the Han Solo project. They were replaced by Ron Howard who since has undertaken reshoots, even new cast.
Like many big departures a sea of gossip and rumours usually follow on the reasons for the departure. It seems the differing of ‘visions’ was the reason Trevorrow parted ways with Lucasfilms. There were also reports surfacing from some film news sources that the relationship with Trevorrow and producer Kathleen Kennedy was becoming ‘untenable’
Like much gossip there’s no way to officially confirm that talk, however, Lucasfilm have released an official statement confirming the news…
“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.”
After the news was broken through the small hours, the gossip mongers went into overdrive on who may take over the reigns. Deadline is reporting Rian Johnson the director for Star Wars: The Last Jedi aka Chapter 8 may take over. This would be a logical choice, but The Wrap is saying The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams may come in. Both these rumours were quashed as soon as they mentioned.
Whoever will step in, Lucasfilm will announce the successor very soon as Star Wars: Chapter IX is due to be in all cinemas from May 2018.Powered by Sidelines