Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways

Director Colin Trevorrow on the set of THE BOOK OF HENRY, a Focus Features release. Credit: Alison Cohen Rosa / Focus Features

Lucasfilm has announced today that they have parted with director Colin Trevorrow for Star Wars 9.

A statement was posted on the Star Wars website:

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.

If you remember this summer, The Book of Henry flopped and that had many Star Wars fans on edge.  I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt going forward.  Lucasfilm cares about their prized property so Kathleen Kennedy had to make a decision.  It’s not the first time this year that Kennedy made such a decision.  Lucasfilm replaced Phil Lord and Christopher Miller with director Ron Howard on stand-alone Han Solo film.  Does Rian Johnson return following Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

Next to Kathryn Bigelow, the biggest female name in the directing business by far is Patty Jenkins without a doubt following this summer’s juggernaut, Wonder Woman.  If she weren’t busy with developing Wonder Woman 2, she could easily be at the top of the list for replacements.  Another candidate would be Michelle MacLaren.  She’s directed The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Westworld, to name a few.

The studio should really start to go after female directors because without giving women a chance to succeed, the path becomes harder to do so.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

One thought on “Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways

  1. Now since J.J Abrams is back, I believe it was bound to happen I guess. He started this trilogy with The Force Awakens and now they are bringing him back to close it. The Force Awakens made a bit more than $2 billion worldwide so Lucasfilm would like to end the trilogy on a really high note. Let’s see how Star Wars 9 turns out.

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