Colin Trevorrow no longer directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

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In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. "We wish the best to Colin and will share very soon new information on the film". It is obviously very hard to work with LucasFilm, the studio in charge of the Star Wars saga, which was bought by Disney in October 2012. Episode IX wasn't supposed to film until next January, giving them a full five months to find Trevorrow's replacement before they'd ever need to think of delaying the project. He's been working on an Episode IX script for more than a year, so the official reasoning for his canning is "creative differences", which we'll just assume is Lucasfilm code for hot garbage.

Rian Johnson has confirmed that the subtitle of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is singular, and that it explicitly refers to Luke Skywalker. It's after another director change in this franchise, which saw Ron Howard take over the untitled Han Solo movie. He did, however, make three more Star Wars movies after that-though he's since said he's all but retired from directing these kinds of movies, and hasn't really been a fan of what's happened. I never thought I was actually in the running, because I assumed every director on the planet would want to be doing a Star Wars movie. "I knew that if it worked, it was the ideal time to step down - and if it didn't, no one would want me to do it anyway", Abrams explained. "Star Wars", like many franchises, have nabbed young directors who have either made an impressive first movie within the studio system or an ambitious indie film.

The Last Jedi throws Finn and newcomer Rose Tico into the world of high-rollers at the Canto Bight Casino in a recently released image from the upcoming movie.

Edgar Wright has shot down this possibility before, but he can't say no forever, right? He has the artistic pedigree to do it.

Clear, short and concise, the press release we resort, therefore the good old different artistic. A Waititi-led Star Wars flick could certainly be a blast, but here's how the director responded when a fan brought it up to him on Twitter. Who did we leave out that should also be considered?

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