Looks like there is a bit of problem hitting the Star Wars franchise based on this piece of news. Although Star Wars Episode IX is still a long way more from being released, it’s already been embroiled in some issues.
The current director, Jurrassic World’s, Colin Trevorrow, has stepped down from the project leaving Star Wars Episode IX director-less at the moment. This comes two years after he was appointed the director of the movie, following his success with Jurassic World in 2015.
And while Jurassic World may have been a hit, his subsequent movie, The Book of Henry wasn’t and was a commercial and critical disaster. It doesn’t help that a month ago, Jack Thorne, the screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, was brought onto the project to rewrite the script by Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly.
Filming for Star Wars Episode XI was due to start in January 2018, however, with this new creative change, it’s likely to be put on hold until a new director can be found.
This isn’t the first news of a Star Wars director leaving and if you were to see the production history of the new Star Wars films, you might realise it’s been in a bit of a mess. Extensive reshoots for Rogue One, the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors for the Han Solo movie and now this news, it seems Disney and Lucasfilm ought to get their act together.
Hopefully, this is the last we hear of any other creative changes to the upcoming movies and a new suitable director (one that doesn’t piss off Disney) get’s hired soon. So who do you think will likely fill in Trevorrow’s shoes?