Disney and Lucasfilm may well be Hollywood’s worse employers at this point of time following the departure of Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars: Episode IX.
The Jurassic World director has been attached to the project for the past couple of years and was due to begin production sometime next year. However, it seems that Trevorrow and Lucasfilm have decided to mutually part ways.
The official statement 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 latest change in directorial duties follows the departure of both Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo project. Lucasfilm is also famously known for keeping a tight rein on creative directions revolving around the lucrative franchise as Gareth Edwards found out when the studio reeled in Tony Gilroy for reshoots for Rogue One.
Nevertheless despite the departure of Trevorrow, no delay is expected for Star Wars: Episode IX. It is also speculated that Rian Johnson, who is helming The Last Jedi will emerge as the frontrunner to take over the director’s seat for the final film in this new trilogy.