Disney-controlled Lucasfilm have apparently sent director Colin Trevorrow packing from the production of Star Wars: Episode IX, before shooting has started.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, replaced by Ron Howard on the upcoming Han Solo flick by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, might be feeling a bit better about themselves after hearing the news, which has been dropped by The Hollywood Reporter.
You can likely guess the statement from Lucasfilm’s Kennedy nearly word for word, but here it is anyway: “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.”
These two instances aren’t the only issues with Star Wars directors that Lucasfilm have had, either. Rogue One‘s Gareth Edwards was usurped by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy) for extended reshoots, while back in 2015 Josh Trank (Fantastic Four) was removed from another project before shooting even commenced, much like Trevorrow.
Trevorrow’s having a bit of a crappy month, with his movie The Book of Henry opening to, well, less than stellar reviews.
With one person now responsible for three Star Wars universe directorial sackings and one sidelining, we can’t help but wonder whether there’s some sort of out-of-control ego thing going on. In Hollywood though? Surely not!
For something cheerier, here’s some porg cuteness…