Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry hasn’t fared well with critic and some have begun to question his ability to handle a Star Wars film. Films that have such a passionate fandom also bring with it the enormous amounts of pressure from the studio and the fans. This also means dealing with blowback from other projects like the director’s most recent film, The Book of Henry. Since Episode IX is going to be Trevorrow’s next film, many are wondering if the director is up to the tasking of taking charge on the concluding chapter.
Trevorrow commented on this criticism in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying that the pressure is something he thinks about very a lot.“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,” he explained. “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.”
“I think the challenge for me is to recognize that everyone has their own personal relationship with these stories, and it’s different depending on who you are,” he said. “And I need to make a film that you’ll appreciate, even if your experience with it was different, which is making something that will be deeply emotionally resonant and satisfying for people all around the world. And I think about it a lot.”