One of the first rumored names for a potential director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was that of Colin Trevorrow, the “Safety Not Guaranteed” helmer whom teased he was working on a major sequel to one of his all time childhood favourite films.
Turns out that project was “Jurassic World” which hits cinemas this week. Out doing press for it, he was asked by Slashfilm about the talk which he confirms got started when helmer Brad Bird suggested Trevorrow as a potential replacement when Bird passed on ‘Force Awakens’ to shoot “Tomorrowland”.
Now that “Jurassic World” is over, would Trevorrow like to direct a “Star Wars” film though?
“I can’t say no to that idea. Look, I think you’d know I was lying if I said I would never ever do a Star Wars film. I could tell you absolutely, 100 percent for sure I’m not doing or involved in the Boba Fett one. And I’m sure they’ll find a great filmmaker to do it. And I’m so impressed with the choices they have made. And I think specifically Rian Johnson is such an awesome filmmaker. And I’m so excited to see what he does.”
Trevorrow is attached to take the helm of a remake of 1980s family sci-fi classic “Flight of the Navigator” which is currently in development.
Speaking of “Star Wars,” EW has posted photos of the first toy tie-ins for the movie – a look at a First Order Stormtrooper in several forms – a LEGO version, a Hot Wheels car version, and a Hasbro Black Series version.