Colin Trevorrow Talks Episode IX Departure

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Luke Skywalker still alive? An epic finish to the new Star Wars saga? By all accounts if Colin Trevorrow wasn’t fired from Star Wars: Episode IX, that is what might have been. Instead, Kathleen Kennedy chose to go with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which actually might be in part responsible for Han Solo tanking at the box office.

In a new interview, Colin Trevorrow offers a hint at what-could-have-been regarding his Star Wars: Episode IX

“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,” Trevorrow told Empire. “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.”

As noted, Colin Trevorrow wrote Star Wars: Episode IX  with Derek Connolly, who co-wrote the screenplays for Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jack Thorne was then brought on to re-write Trevorrow and Connolly’s screenplay, but Kennedy also scrapped that version. Now JJ Abrams is writing a new script for Episode IX with Batman v. Superman and Justice League writer Chris Terrio.

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Mark Hamill previously also hinted that Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX would have been epic.

“I had discussions with Colin. I was very excited because we were on the same page in terms of where we wanted to go and how we wanted to see Luke in a way that we never seen him,” Hamill said. “Even in this current version. But I don’t know what went on. I don’t want to know because there is no upside to that story.”

Following all the backlash for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Colin Trevorrow fired off a tweet offering that his Jurassic World franchise was not done at the expense of the original fans, but was still aimed at new fans.

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