“Star Wars” fans had mixed reactions on Tuesday when the news came out that Colin Trevorrow will not be headed the the galaxy far, far away.
The statement read:
“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.”
Trevorrow had also drafted a script of the film with Derek Connolly, but playwright Jack Thorne was hired to do major rewrites. Thorne has written a number of plays for the stage, most notably the recent two-part production “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
Lucasfilm has not yet announced a replacement for Trevorrow.
The “Jurassic World” director was met with a lot of skepticism when he signed on to the prestige project. The news of his departure, however, has many scratching their heads. This comes just months after Ron Howard took over the Untitled Hal Solo Film.
Many fans took to Twitter to offer suggestions for Trevorrow’s replacement. Some of the proposed names include Denis Villeneuve, F. Gary Gray, and Patty Jenkins.
“Star Wars Episode IX” has not yet begun filming, and is scheduled to be released May 24, 2019.