Now that a majority of us have seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we can’t help but wonder on what kind of movie we would have gotten if Colin Trevorrow stayed in charge of Episode IX. Despite the fact that Treverrow received a story credit for his work on the ninth movie of this franchise, The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio confirmed that they did not use any part of his original script while molding this movie.
Speaking with The Wrap, Terrio stated that they were more comfortable working on a script from the ground up so that they could create their own vision for this movie, which we can’t blame them for. Terrio does say that they had nothing against Trevorrow’s script or any of his material but they didn’t want to be beholden by someone else’s work, which is more than understandable.
“We are both a little superstitious about starting with material that might lead us in a direction that’s different than the one we might’ve gone in naturally. So we didn’t begin with the previous script, there may have been certain elements that we used that had been in the original script and we weren’t aware of it. The Guild makes the determination about those things. We didn’t have a bad relationship to Colin’s material. We just didn’t start with it. It’s not a juicy story of intrigue or anything.”
It seems like we’ll never know what Trevorrow had planned for Star Wars: Episode IX, with reports claiming that he wasn’t pleased with the plans that Rian Johnson made during The Last Jedi. This led to Disney rehiring J.J. Abrams, who did a stellar job with The Force Awakens but failed to do anything innovative with The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now showing in theaters.