It feels like every week there’s more information on Colin Trevorrow’s firing from Star Wars Episode IX. Trevorrow himself has already explained some details on his departure, but with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom coming out next week he’ making the rounds again. It’s inevitable that Trevorrow was going to be asked about StaR Wars again, but no one thought he’d go in greater detail about it. One of the original rumors that came out during the time of his firing was Lucasfilm had second thoughts of him directing Episode IX because of the box office flop that was his Book Of Henry.
In an interview with UPROXX a couple days ago, Trevorrow gave his thoughts on if Henry might have been a factor or if it was just simply creative differences. Trevorrow did mention that it might have been an issue and called it a “acidic situation”.
“I mean, I can’t really speculate on it,” he told Uproxx.
“I’ll tell you that the reaction to Book of Henry was far more damaging than the actual movie. And I don’t mean specifically at Lucasfilm.”
He added: “I mean, that was a very acidic situation.
“And, look, every director who has worked in Lucasfilm put their heart and soul into the job and they left it all on the field, and the bottom line here is that sometimes creative people can’t find a shared path through the woods.”
Trevorrow, sadly is now part of a line of famous directors who have been fired by Lucasfilm in the past couple years. It seems pretty clear by this trend that either you understand the Star Wars and Lucasfilm guide of making a StAR Wars film or you can easily be replaced.
“I know all of them,” he said of others who have had an unfortunate exit.
“These are friends of mine and I was very close to them through all of their experiences.
“And Star Wars is a very personal thing to all of them, to a lot of people, and there are some people out there – and I know folks might think we’re crazy – but people like me, who actually believe that there is an all-powerful force that binds the galaxy together.
“And when you’re one of those people, you’re dealing with your belief system, you’re not just dealing with a movie. And so, yeah, that is a very personal loss.”
When Mark Hamill gave details of Trevorrow’s script and where he wanted to take the Luke Skywalker character, I honestly wish that we got to see what Trevorrow had in mind. Kyle Lauletta Authentic Jersey