It looks like Colin Trevorrow has Star Wars fans worrying.
Critics have been busy tearing apart the Star Wars director’s recently released American drama, The Book of Henry, and while a few small flops normally wouldn’t worry anyone, the Jurassic World director is working on another major blockbuster Star Wars: Episode IX.
Starring Naomi Watts as the single mother of Jacob Trembley’s Peter Carpenter and his genius brother played by Jaeden Lieberher, the film debuted at the LA Film Festival back on Wednesday and was put under fire by various critics with some calling it riddled “flamboyant terribleness,” “mawkish and calculated” and “fake good.”
The Hollywood Reporter went straight on to burn Trevorrow and the film, saying that “Those of us who've allowed ourselves to care about the latest Star Wars trilogy may be made fearful about the prospect of an Episode IX directed by Trevorrow. The garden-variety blockbuster lameness of his Jurassic World was one thing; after this near-catastrophe, can he really be trusted with the fate of the Jedi?”
However, while many worry over the final chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, fans have to remember that The Book of Henry is a comparatively small film. We certainly hope Trevorrow does well with Star Wars: Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode IX is slated to premiere on May 24, 2019.