Eight months after being removed as director of Star Wars: Episode IX, director Colin Trevorrow is opening up about losing the job. Granted, he doesn’t say much regarding what happened, his vision for the film, and what caused Lucasfilm to ultimately drop him, but you do get a sense that he really wanted to share his story with the world:
“I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films. When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that. Beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
Good for Trevorrow for seeing the positive of it all. I’m sure that isn’t easy to get and then lose a dream job all in the same year, so hopefully his good nature about it will be rewarded down the road. After all, there’s gonna be a lot more Star Wars films in the future, so surely there will be another where he’s a good fit?