Star Wars: Episode IX Won't Be Directed By Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow who directed Jurassic World is no longer going to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Both he and Lucasfilm made a mutual agreement to part ways. No new director has been named yet, but a replacement should happen very soon.

Lucasfilm made the announcement today on the official Star Wars website. It sounds like they have parted ways due to creative differences. This is similar to how Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) were ousted in favor of Ron Howard for the Han Solo movie. You can read the full statement down below.

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.

There was no mention if the movie has to be delayed. It's due to be released in May 2019 which is faster than the December release dates of both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It could be possible that Rian Johnson could be directing Episode IX. After all, he managed to stay on board to direct The Last Jedi and there have been no news of troubles during that movie's production.

Another candidate that could be a replacement is J.J. Abrams. Abrams directed The Force Awakens and that movie was received well and became the third highest grossing movie worldwide in the process. Anyway, hopefully the replacement is someone that stays true to the Star Wars lore. Who do you want to see direct Episode IX?

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