Lucasfilm and Disney announced that Book of Henry’s Colin Trevorrow will no longer direct Star Wars: Episode IX via a statement from StarWars.com.

It reads:

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.

I’m sure I’m not alone to feel somewhat relieved by this news. Whereas The Last Jedi fills me with excitement due to the outstanding Rian Johnson being at the helm, I was dreading a follow-up from a director as mediocre as Trevorrow.  Maybe someone from Lucasfilm finally wised up after watching Book of Henry.

While on one hand, this is good news, I can’t help but wonder if this is indicative of serious internal issues over at Lucasfilm. Trevorrow is the third director in just two years to butt heads with Lucasfilm and the second in a few months to part ways. After the well-documented production issues of Rogue One and the prolific firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the still untitled Han Solo Movie, Trevorrow’s split from Disney seems to mark a troubling pattern.

Nevertheless, I think this was the right move on Disney’s part. Here’s hoping that the director they do end up choosing to cap off this trilogy is one capable of delivering a satisfying conclusion.

Who do you guys want to see in the director’s chair? Sound off in the comments below.

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