Star Wars: The Last Jedi has yet to be released, and next year we will get the Han Solo film. However, that has not stopped publications from wondering what Colin Trevorrow has in store for Episode IX.
Trevorrow has been under a lot of scrutiny lately for his Star Wars directorial gig. This can mostly be attributed to the highly negative reviews Trevorrow’s most recent film, The Book of Henry, has received. The director recently spoke at length with The Hollywood Reporter about several upcoming Star Wars films. Trevorrow tried to assure fans of the franchise that Episode IX is in good hands by stating:
Not only did I grow up on these stories, like all of us did, [but] I think that the values of Star Wars are values that I hold very close and very dear in my life. I feel that the message of the way that the Force teaches you to treat other people and show respect for others, and the way it guides you through life, is really important to me. And I hope everybody would realize that that set of stories has affected me as deeply in my life as it has affected them.
Trevorrow also took time to comment on the departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo movie. It is a story that has certainly gained a lot of attention. He had this to say:
Movies are very personal, and art is very personal, and for people to try to turn that into something that is salacious or something that will get clicks is frustrating and sad for me because I know that [movies] mean a lot to everyone involved. And everybody involved in that movie is passionate about it and worked on it very hard and continues to work on it very hard.
So it seems as though Trevorrow is not a fan of movies becoming the front page stories for tabloids. Although things have been a bit shaky on the Star Wars front lately, hopefully things will be turning around soon. Provided The Last Jedi meets or exceeds expectations, fans will most likely forget the drama. As long as the movies are solid, the behind-the-scenes drama should not matter too much.
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