There’s a disturbance in the force.
Another director change has hit the Star Wars film franchise with the announcement that Colin Trevorrow is exiting Episode IX.
Lucasfilm released a statement shortly after the news broke.
“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,” read a Lucasfilm statement.
The movie is set for a 2019 release and will conclude the trilogy revolving around Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren.
Rumors of a possible exit first started to surface earlier this year when negative reviews began to pour in for Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry. The reaction left many wondering if the director was ready for a project the size of Star Wars. At the time Trevorrow laughed off the reports saying he was dedicated to the film.
Before Jurassic World, his only other feature directing credit was the indie Safety Not Guaranteed.
This is all happening right when things were settling down after the director switch on the untitled young Han Solo movie. Original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were very publicly fired and replaced with Oscar winner Ron Howard.
Disney and Lucasfilm are also in the midst of revving up the marketing for The Last Jedi, which jumps into theaters Dec. 15.
This story is still developing, so stay with Geeks of Color as more details become available.