Colin Trevorrow Leaves Production of Star Wars: Episode IX

Following the massive financial success of Jurassic World back in 2015, Colin Trevorrow was named as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. While everything was fine up until now, recently Disney has announced that the director has left Star Wars: Episode IX.

The latest announcement regarding the situation comes via the official Star Wars website. The announcement has mentioned that the split is mutual and understandably, reports have started surfacing what might be the possible reasons behind the departure. The announcement noted, “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.”

While we will have to wait a while before we learn more about the movie and its direction, chances are recent commercial and critical success of the director’s other movies have played a role in Disney’s decisions. For instance, the director landed the job shortly after the success of Jurassic World. While it went to become one of the major box office hits of 2015, it was always guaranteed that the fans will turn up in numbers for the highly anticipated movie. Interestingly, the most recent movie by the director, The Book of Henry became a critical and commercial failure. Whatever the reason may be, chances are, we will learn more about the situation in the coming days.

Few months earlier, the studio hired Jack Throne to rewrite script of Star Wars 9 and at the time, there was no indication that the movie will lose the director. However, the movie is set to arrive on theater during summer of 2019. Meaning, the studio has enough time to work on the project to meet expectations of fans around the world. Despite that the departure will come off as a massive surprise for everyone who’s following the series closely.

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