Colin Trevorrow is tasked with the massive workload, preparing himself to take on the directing duties of Star War Episode IX, something which has the director excited. There is a downside, however, which has the director a little sad and it has nothing to do with the technical side of making the film.
Speaking to Empire, Trevorrow revealed that he can’t watch Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi for the first time as a fan. “Unfortunately, Rian’s [Johnson] film is the first one I won’t be able to watch as an audience member,” he explained. “I got that privilege with The Force Awakens. I just got to go see it with a Star Wars fan. I got to sit next to my kid and just giggle as we read the crawl because we were so excited. Rogue One was the same way. I didn’t see it in advance. That time is over now. Star Wars is no longer that experience for me. If there’s anything kind of sad about it, it’s that I don’t get to have that.”
While preparing for Episode IX, Trevorrow has had access to all of the plot twist, possible new characters that we may end up seeing, and spoilers. Seeing the process come together has been exciting for Trevorrow, but it has to loose some of its fanboy luster not being able to be completely spoiler free. At the end of it all Trevorrow said that he, ““wouldn’t trade it.”
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will be released on December 15, 2017.