Oh no, not another one.
It was just announced that “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow will no longer be helming “Star Wars: Episode IX”.
Lucasfilm confirmed the news via an official statement on starwars.com, which reads, “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 is, of course, not the first time that a director has decided to abruptly leave the production of a “Star Wars” film. In June this year, “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were booted from the untitled Han Solo prequel. At that time, Lucasfilm cited creative differences, and quickly replaced the directors with “Apollo 13” director Ron Howard. Filming for the Han Solo prequel resumed on 10th July.
It is unclear as to what ultimately led to Colin Trevorrow’s exit, as he has yet to comment. But he was attached to the project since August 2015. As at time of writing, no replacement director for “Star Wars: Episode IX” has been announced.
The film is scheduled to be released on 24th May 2019.
Source: starwars.com / Featured image: Getty Images.