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Colin Trevorrow is stepping down as the director of “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Disney announced on Tuesday.

 

Statement from Lucasfilm:

 

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.

 

pls not Snyder

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J.J. Abrams to co-write & direct Star Wars: Episode IX, release moved to Dec. 2019

 

EXCLUSIVE: Rian Johnson decided not to take the offer to come back and replace the recently departed Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode IX. Now, Disney and LucasFilm are courting another director for an encore, the one who relaunched the franchise to dizzying heights. Deadline hears the studio is in talks with JJ Abrams, and sources said they are trying to work out a deal for him to return. This is expected to happen today.

 

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J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

 

as someone who found Force Awakens as the single most interesting thing SW has done in decades now, i'm good with this

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Abrams has a problem with conveying elapsed time and distances in space... it will probably be a good film but have a couple of moments where you're going to be scratching your head going WTF when the hell did they get there and how the hell are those things so close to each other.

 

I'm not doubting you exactly but I can't think of an instance in a J.J.Abrams movie when this has come up for me.

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It's a problem you can see in the first two Star Trek reboot films he did or how about the last JJ Abrams Star Wars movie... Rey and Finn were stuck on the crippled Falcon for almost 2 days, and did you enjoy characters watching Starkiller base blow up a star system- from a different star system- in real time- with their naked eyes? Were you aware that the main characters crossed the entire length of the galaxy, twice? Abrams sucks at pacing his story, especially when it concerns showing characters to be traveling.

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aside: having finally seen both TFA & Rogue One, the latter was a good movie but i just don't get the hate on the former.

 

the entire job of episode 7 was to right the ship that 1-3 had capsized, and again, i got fun/likable characters in a space opera plot i was interested in. it's been decades since i could say that, so yeah, it rated pretty high for me - lotta fanboy nods to past stuff, but the only real knock that i recalled was kylo felt flat/one dimensional as a villain. fleshed out - and i mean in the next flick, not in an in-between comic/animated/etc.

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Seemingly only for you, though. None of those things ever occurred to me in the movies and now that they have I still find myself not caring. I don't think the original Star Wars movies did any better job for that matter, for example I couldn't tell you if The Empire Strikes Back takes place over 3 days or 8 months.

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Most obvious example is Star Trek- It takes a couple of scenes of rushed shipboard hijinks to get from Earth to Vulcan but it takes an epic journey on an ice planet, several hours of heart to heart mind melding and a long trek to find Scotty to even get halfway back to Earth; beating a genocidal maniac there by at least as long as it takes to put a complex plan into motion by hiding in Saturn... it's ridiculously inconsistent and affects the suspension of disbelief... and this is a pattern for Abrams.

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JJ now has to wrap up the story he set up in TFA?

 

Which was...

 

 

 

After 30 years...the Empire is inexplicably back. Oh - and the last frames: Rey found Luke.

 

 

 

Felt like he left it all up to Disney and other directors to figure it all out.

 

These things usually end w/ a gigantic battle, face-off - to be followed by celebration. I think JJ can manage logical conclusions.

 

I just hope Episode 9 isn't just a massive 'Return of the Jedi' nod - like TFA was ANH.

 

Episode 8 is the one that is really going to define the stakes and the actual setting / universe this Sequel Trilogy takes place in.

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