There’s been a large disturbance in the Force. Namely with Star Wars: Episode IX. And now we know it’s because, according to a statement released by Lucasfilm, director Colin Trevorrow has left the project. This is both good and bad news.

In the statement release, it’s emphasized that they mutually parted ways. We had learned trouble was brewing with his latest film released tanking. Afterwards, he was taken off as writer. Now it appears he’s not on the project in any capacity.

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.

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Now, we’re not sure that the more information will be an episode date change. But production at Lucasfilm will have to go into overdrive in order to get this project out in May of 2019. As they’ve already been working on it while The Last Jedi was in development.

But the good news is that Lucasfilm pulled the cord sooner rather then later. There’s been issues with the production company having directors on board and not liking what they produce. We’re currently seeing that with the Han Solo film going into major overtime to try to get it out in May of next year. Hell, we still don’t even have a title announcement for the film! But it’s good that they’re not pushing the panic button so late in the game. I believe they learned their lesson big time with Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

What do you think about Trevorrow leaving the project? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Star Wars news! 

Erin Lynch