"Star Wars: Episode IX" loses writer/director Trevorrow over movie vision

07 September, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Gary Shelton
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This isn't the first time Lucasfilm has parted ways with filmmakers (Josh Trank was removed from an unnamed Star Wars Story in the summer of 2015, while Gareth Edwards was sidelined during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

The statement concluded: "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon". Disney in June said that film makers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had left the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off movie project due to creative differences. He's been working on the film since then, looking at a production start in January 2018.

Now Deadline is reporting that a replacement has already been found, and Johnson will direct back-to-back Star Wars films, after finishing up on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, due out in December.

In short, Star Wars directors have about as much job security as Daily News reporters.

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But now fans are calling for more representation and inclusion among the Star Wars filmmakers, urging Lucasfilm to be more diverse when it comes to the director's chair on Star Wars: Episode IX.

Speaking of Rian Johnson, he's an early favorite to be the director for Star Wars: Episode IX.

This is the third filmmaker to leave the family Star Wars... Apart from the prequels, all the touchstones that make something feel like Star Wars have to do with griminess and dirt.

According to other observers, the flop of the last film, Colin Trevorrow, the drama in The Book of Henry, would have weighed in the decision.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller: Hired due to their fresh, zippy work on 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, a calculated and gratuitous merchandise tie-in that makes me cry upon EVERY REPEATED VIEWING SOMEHOW, Lord and Miller were hired to bring youth and fire to the still-untitled Han Solo movie (which they teased as "Red Cup", for the 9 Star Wars fans who know Toby Keith).

In addition to pressure from fans and stakeholders, Episode IX also has the added responsibility of dealing with the unexpected death late past year of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia.

Likely not helping was his last film, a small-budget drama called The Book Of Henry, which arrived to withering reviews and awful ticket sales in June.

In the wake of the Trevorrow news, many people were quick to speculate online about who might take up the mantle. Women have influenced the production of Star Wars for the better since the original trilogy.

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Luke mentions in the trailer that "it's time for the Jedi to end".

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