In a brief statement just released on the official “Star Wars” website, it has been revealed that Colin Trevorrow is out as director of the next “Star Wars” saga film at Lucasfilm and Disney Pictures.
The statement, just posted on StarWars.com, reads as follows:
“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’s hiring was always contentious with the fanbase in the wake of “Jurassic World” which proved popular at the box-office, but was met with mixed reaction. Trevorrow’s recent “The Book of Henry” scored outright pans.
Sources for Heat Vision say script issues have continued to be a sore spot with the development of the film despite Trevorrow doing multiple drafts.
Last month acclaimed British scribe Jack Thorne was hired to take over the script. This follows on from the June firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the “Han Solo” standalone film, the pair later replaced by Ron Howard who is finishing the production in London right now.
At last report the film is targeting a May 24th 2019 release.