The statement concluded: "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon". In both cases Lucasfilm cited "creative differences" as the reason for the split, and while everyone is playing nice publicly, reports of ongoing clashes between the directors and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy abound.
It was unclear why Ms Kennedy lost confidence in Trevorrow, who is best known for directing Jurassic World, which took in US$1.7 billion (S$2.3 billion) worldwide in 2015.
The "Star Wars" movie franchise has parted ways with another director, Walt Disney Co announced on Tuesday, saying that director and writer Colin Trevorrow would no longer be involved in the studio's scheduled 2019 film "Star Wars: Episode IX".
Lucasfilm has "a reputation for ruthlessness" when it comes to hiring and firing directors says the BBC. Blame must lie squarely with the Lucasfilm Story Group he said, "an in-house committee responsible for working out where Star Wars goes next and exactly how it gets there, which has decided it doesn't want to bring a wide range of contrasting voices and filmmaking styles to the Star Wars universe after all".
Whether it's pictures tweeted out from the set by a director or news of reshoots, the media (especially us here at Business Insider) rush to write it up. According to the article, the scene on the planet Cantonica takes place about midway through Star Wars: The Last Jedi and is said to be a key component to the story. But despite Johnson needing to keep up with previous films, novels, and comic books featuring the characters from The Last Jedi, he was actually surprised by the level of artistic license he had on the movie.
Star Wars: The fan condemned by cancer, realized her dream...
Anyone who has seen What We Do in the Shadows or Hunt for the Wilderpeople will tell you every studio should want to work with Taika Waititi, but it's what we've seen from his upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok that has us hoping he'll one day get tapped by Lucasfilm. However, director Rian Johnson reveals the answer has been right in front of us the entire time - or at least since December 2015. Because, gasp, who is the last Jedi? Still, don't expect him to step up to the Lucasfilm plate at the moment. "And I knew this would mean so much to me - the worst thing I can imagine is having a bad experience making a Star Wars movie".