Colin Trevorrow No Longer Directing Star Wars Episode IX

There's a disturbance in the Force as Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars Episode IX.  Scheduled to open on May 24, 2019 the follow-up to this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is expected to go before the cameras in early 2018 but it will be with a new director at the helm.  Lucasfilm released a statement with the following, “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 directed the box office smash Jurassic World but his recent film The Book Of Henry has been panned by critics.  Hollywood Reporter is saying that Lucasfilm was not happy with the scripts Trevorrow was turning in and the partnership just wasn't working.  This is the second time in the last few months a director has been replaced on a Lucasfilm project after Chris Miller and Phillip Lord were fired from the Han Solo film before Ron Howard took over principal photography.  Who will step in now to direct Star Wars: Episode IX?  We will have to wait and see.

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