Star Wars IX Loses Director

Well, that can’t be good.

Lucasfilm has announced today that director Colin Trevorrow will not be part of Episode IX going forward. There was a brief post on their website that revealed the news.

“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.”

There is no news as to why this has happened, however. It could be any number of things. Directors have left productions before due to creative disputes or complications on set. Trevorrow previously directed Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed. His latest film The Book of Henry was slated by critics, so maybe that’s why.

People have been waiting for years to see the end of this story. Let’s hope the change in director doesn’t affect anything.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release in 2019, in May, which will be a year and a half after the next movie comes out, The Last Jedi. This gives Lucasfilm a bit of breathing room to figure out what the heck it’s doing. The Han Solo movie also lost its directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller just 11 months before its scheduled release.

Ron Howard, (Rush, Apollo 13) was brought onboard after reports of the two other directors clashing with Lucasfilm.

The Last Jedi drops this December.