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It’s becoming the new status quo for directors to get ousted out of Star Wars projects this year.

Disney and Lucasfilm released an official statement announcing Colin Trevorrow is no longer the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. After a couple of months of rumors surrounding the potential of Trevorrow’s departure due to issues with scripts, this announcement does not come as a surprise to many. Their official statement is below:

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.

via Disney and Lucasfilm

Although no announcement has been made of potential candidates to take over the director’s spot, Disney and Lucasfilm will hopefully find better success towards whatever vision they do have for the ninth installment.

Colin Trevorrow grew to international attention when Universal picked him up to direct Jurassic World, the reboot to Universal’s infamous Jurassic Park series. After the film became a box office success, Trevorrow was picked up to direct the ninth installment of the Star Wars franchise.

What are your thoughts on this decision? Are you surprised? Let us know your thoughts.


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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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