Colin Trevorrow Out as ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Director

The highly anticipated final film of the third Star Wars trilogy just lost its director. According to a statement from Disney, “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.” Just two months ago, the company announced that it had fired Phil Lord and Chris Miller as directors of its standalone Han Solo prequel, replacing them with veteran filmmaker Ron Howard. Previously, the studio brought in Tony Gilroy for reshoots on Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One and pulled director Josh Trank off of another Star Wars-related project. With Jurassic World, Trevorrow has directed one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, but his follow-up, The Book of Henry, received dismal reviews and tanked at the box office.