Remember when Colin Trevorrow was supposed to direct Episode IX? Things have changed a lot since then since J.J. Abrams took over the project. However, that doesn't mean that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has completely forgotten about the Jurassic World director. Trevorrow will still be credited for helping complete the story.
A new report from Collider confirms the Writers' Guild of America has sorted out the final writing credit for The Rise of Skywalker. It has been agreed that Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly will share the "Story By" credit with Abrams and screenwriter Chris Terrio. This means that some aspects of Episode IX may retain the original ideas that Trevorrow and Connolly introduced when they were still working on the sequel.
The Rise of Skywalker will also credit Abrams and Terrio for the screenplay. In addition to that, Star Wars creator George Lucas will once again be credited with "Based on Characters Created By."
Back in 2015, Trevorrow was announced to write and direct the still-untitled Episode IX. However, he left the project in 2017 citing creative differences. Nevertheless, it sounds like the film actually retained some of Trevorrow's ideas. Needless to say, we're already looking forward to what all the writers have come up with when the movie premieres later this year.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring back Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Mark Hamill. The late Carrie Fisher will also appear as General Leia Organa. The film is scheduled for release on December 20.