As you know, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was originally set to helm Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But due to “creative differences” Lucasfilm decided they didn’t want to work with the filmmaker, and they let him go. They later decided to bring back J.J. Abrams to bring the Skywalker saga to a close, which was probably a smart move.
According to Star Wars star Daisy Ridley, Trevorrow’s plan and vision for Episode IX was “very different” than what Abrams is going to deliver. She didn’t reveal any of the story details, but she talked about her experience with Trevorrow, saying:
“He was Josh [Gad’s] guest at [the] Murder on the Orient Express [premiere] and we went for dinner afterwards, and Colin sat next to me and I was like, ‘What’s this gonna be like?’ Because all I had heard — I didn’t know what had happened, I just knew that he wasn’t doing it anymore.”
“And he did sort of tell me and sort of not… Actually, no we had gone for dinner and stuff, we went for dinner with Michelle [Rejwan], who is a producer. So I sort of knew. I think everything happens for a reason I guess.”
I have heard a few things about the script that Trevorrow wrote from someone who was working on the film. I heard that one of the elements of Trevorrow’s script dealt with letters as Leia had passed away and she had left behind letters to all of the main characters ,and there was a story that supposedly played through those letters.
I’m not 100% sure how accurate that info is, but it’s what I heard. In the end, I’m fine with the fact that Episode IX is being helmed by Abrams. But it would be interesting to get more details on what exactly Trevorrow was planning for the big Star Wars saga conclusion.
Do you wish we’d seen Trevorrow’s version of The Rise of Skywalker?