Another Star Wars Film Loses its Director

California — Director Colin Trevorrow has

dropped out of Star Wars: Episode IX because he and Lucasfilm have

differing “visions,” the BBC said.

Episode IX is expected to star Daisy Ridley and John Boyega

and is due out in May 2019. Lucasfilm will now seek a replacement for

Trevorrow, who is best known for directing Jurassic World.

His departure comes less than three months after a Han Solo

spin-off film also lost its directors.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were replaced by Ron Howard.

A statement on the Star Wars website said: “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”.

British writer Jack Thorne, who wrote the script for Harry Potter

and the Cursed Child, is reported to be working on the screenplay for

Episode IX.

Lucasfilm has a reputation for ruthlessness when it comes to

hiring and firing directors. In 2015, Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank was

dropped from directing a standalone Star Wars story.

Deadline reports that Rian Johnson, who is directing The Last

Jedi (AKA Episode VIII, which is out this December), is top of the

shortlist.

There are suggestions that JJ Abrams, who directed The Force

Awakens (AKA Episode VII, out in 2015), could step in. But, The Wrap’s

reporter Umberto Gonzalez said that rumour has been “shot down,”

the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency

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