In the latest shake-up for the blockbuster "Star Wars" franchise, "Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow has left the project, according to Lucasfilm.
Trevorrow is perhaps best known for helming "Jurassic World."
“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon,” Lucasfilm said in a statement.
"Episode IX" is currently scheduled to be released in May 2019.
This move marks the latest director shakeup in the "Star Wars" galaxy. In June, director Ron Howard took over directing duties on the upcoming untitled Han Solo movie after Phil Lord and Chris Miller parted ways over “different creative visions,” according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Howard has been regularly posting photos from the set, including one from today.
In 2015, “Fantastic Four” director Josh Trank bowed out of another planned spinoff, reportedly citing the high-pressure of directing a "Star Wars" movie.
The eighth episode of the "Star Wars" franchise, "The Last Jedi" opens in December. It will be helmed by "Looper" director Rian Johnson.
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