Much joy in the gutters of the internet that Episode IX is looking for a new director.
If you have even the slightest interest in Star Wars, you’ll already have read that Lucasfilm have announced they’ve parted ways with director, Colin Trevorrow for Star Wars Episode IX. The second big director shift for a Star Wars film in the last six months.
Lucasfilm have cited differing visions on the direction of the film – so who knows what the actual reasoning is? Some are speculating that it may be related to the poor performance of Trevorrow’s Book of Henry which was critically panned and only received a lukewarm reception at the box office.
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.
A film changing director before entering production is hardly a new thing, but given the scale of the franchise and the fact that Episode IX acts as a something of a big finale the microscopes and rumour mongers are already focused on the film and are ready to jump up and down with glee at any signs that things might not be going to plan (see Rogue One and the Han Solo movie for previous form on this).
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