Star Wars Episode IX is currently in pre-production with J.J. Abrams at the helm. However, Colin Trevorrow was originally the director of the film. Trevorrow has kept quiet about the firing since last year. Now, he opens up and says that he doesn’t regret his time working on the film at all.
Talking to Empire, Trevorrow explained:
“I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films… When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that. Beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Trevorrow was removed from the project shortly after Lucasfilm announced that it had dropped Phil Lord and Chris Miller from Solo: A Star Wars Story. We don’t have any specifics on why Lucasfilm dropped him, but rumor had it that he wanted Luke Skywalker to survive The Last Jedi and that didn’t sit well with the higher ups.
Though Star Wars fired Trevorrow , that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been busy. Right now he’s producing upcoming Jurassic World sequel. Universal also recently made Trevorrow the director of the third Jurassic film. We don’t know if he’ll ever get back into Star Wars, but well, at least he tried.
Star Wars Episode IX hits cinemas on Dec. 20, 2019.