There’s been an interesting string of coincidences over the last few months concerning the Star Wars films. First, the Han Solo Anthology film lost its directors, then hired Ron Howard to do the film. And now, Star Wars Episode IX has lost its director Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow really came to fame after the universal success of Jurassic World, which at the time (before The Force Awakens came out) was the biggest opening in box office history.
So at the time, it made perfect since why Trevorrow was hired, and yet, on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm released a statement saying that the studio and the director had “mutually chosen to part ways”:
“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.”
If that paragraph sound familiar, it’s kind of the same thing they said for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the former Han Solo directors. Rumors are now spreading about what Lucasfilm is doing behind the scenes. Because while one director leaving happens (it’s happened to Marvel and DC multiple times) a couple of directors in as many months? Yeah, that’s raising some red flags.