Colin Trevorrow Steps Down From Directing 'Star Wars Episode IX'

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We will do this by channeling something (Star Wars creator) George Lucas instilled in all of us: "boundless creativity, pure invention and hope".

Previously we had learned some new information about Poe's alterations to his X-Wing fighter from Empire Magazine and now they're sharing a picture of Finn and Rose in the Canto Bight Casino. Now, of course, there's rampant speculation about who will take over behind the camera, why Trevorrow was sacked, and what this means for the franchise. Episode IX wasn't supposed to film until next January, giving them a full five months to find Trevorrow's replacement before they'd ever need to think of delaying the project.

Although not strictly a parting of the ways over creative differences, "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank dropped out of developing a "Star Wars" spinoff in 2015, citing the enormous pressures of being involved with the franchise. According to the article, the scene on the planet Cantonica takes place about midway through Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is said to be a key component to the story. At the time, Trank said that it was his choice to leave and that he had made a personal choice, but The Hollywood Reporter reported that he was sacked due to his "unusual conduct" during the making of Fantastic Four. "They know how the cheese is made and that's how they want it made", a source told Variety at the time.

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The shadowy face behind the rise of the villainous First Order just got a little bit clearer, thanks to a new image from Topps' Star Wars: Card Trader.

If there's one thing we might see change from Lucasfilm in its director choices, it's the experience level. And then, add in the fact that during the first (and so far, only!) Last Jedi teaser, Luke Skywalker grimly states, "the Jedi need to end", things aren't looking good for the Force sensitive. And if it n 'there was not yet a big plan unveiled beyond the ninth film by Disney, it is thought well that they are thinking about in their offices with air conditioning. He has the nerd cred to do it. And we can't imagine a part of him doesn't want to get paid to work with lightsabers and X-wings. Nothing - not switching to Howard as the new director, not recasting characters, not even reshooting extensive chunks of the film - can stop it.


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