Colin Trevorrow kicked off ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Continuing their out with the new, in with the old guys shift, Lucasfilm has fired Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars: Episode IX. Lucasfilm’s official statement on the matter is, of course, more diplomatic, saying they and Trevorrow have “mutually chosen to part ways” after realizing their “visions for the project differ.” But insiders on the matter have a different take on the matter. A source told THR “the working relationship between Trevorrow and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy became unmanageable.” Speaking to Vulture, an insider on Jurassic World and Trevorrow’s flopped Book of Henry wasn’t surprised by the firing; they called the “egotistical” director “difficult” and “unbearable.” In other words, not unlike his Book of Henry.

Early rumors say J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson, directors of Episode VII and VIII respectively, are the likeliest candidates to finish the trilogy. After all, those guys have already proven they know about Jedi Hell, and about how Jedi are always trying to escape it as ghosts to avoid the fierce prodding of the Jedi Devil and his light-pitchfork. Bringing them back only makes sense.