It’s happened again. LucasFilm has announced the parting of another director from a Star Wars movie. The Hollywood Reporter published an article on Colin Trevorrow from Episode IX. Join Seth and special guests Ken from Geek Watch One and Derrick from Wookiee Radio as they discuss the news, and the potential ramifications on the movie.
From the article:
“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,”
Speculation on possible replacements have already begun.
“Rumors are already circulating as to possible replacements for Trevorrow. Rian Johnson, who is in post for The Last Jedi (Episode VIII), has been mentioned as a possibility, returning to the franchise. J.J. Abrams, who successfully helmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has also emerged as a top contender.”
“Trevorrow’s departure now marks the fourth time directors have been replaced on a Star Wars project. Tony Gilroy took over from Gareth Edwards for massive reshoots on 2016’s Rogue One. And Josh Trank was taken off of a Star Wars anthology film after reports arose about the helmer’s disturbing behavior on the set of Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot. Like Trank’s, Trevorrow’s exit occurred before the movie started shooting.”
-Ryan Coogler, Director of Creed and Black Panther
-Michelle McLaren, Director of Game Of Thrones episodes
-Patty Jenkins, Director of Wonder Woman
-Ava Duvernay, Director of Selma
-James Mangold, Director of Logan
-Lexi Alexander, Director of several Arrowverse episodes
-Taika Waititi, Director of Thor: Ragnarok
-Kathryn Bigelow, Director of The Hurt Locker
-Edgar Wright, director of Scott Pilgrem vs. The World
Not to be outdone, Seth has some picks of his own:
-Joe Johnston, Director of Captain America
-Kenneth Branagh, Director of Thor
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