Colin Trevorrow Opens Up About ‘Traumatic’ Star Wars: Episode IX Exit

Credit: Lucasfilm

Credit: Lucasfilm


Jurassic World filmmaker Colin Trevorrow was once attached as the writer and director of Star Wars IX titled Duel of the Fates. Announced back in 2015, Trevorrow worked on the film until his exit in September 2017 over creative differences and was then shortly replaced by J.J. Abrams. Speaking at the recent Collider's Directors on Directing panel during Comic-Con@Home, Trevorrow opened up about how his time with Star Wars ended, revealing the heartbreaks that came with it.

"I have been very fortunate in the films that I've directed," Trevorrow said. "The path that I wanted to follow and the path that everyone involved wanted to follow was the same. It's totally possible for people to see two totally different paths through the woods."

The director added that that was just an experience where it can get to the point of "being traumatic" especially since it's something "that you care about that much and you've invested that much in it."

However, Trevorrow notes that it's one of the things that one has to accept when taking any role in a film. "Especially when you become a storyteller — that there are going to be heartbreaks," he added. "There's going to be crushing disappointments, and then there's going to be victories. Hopefully, they'll balance out in the end."

That being said, his experience with Star Wars wasn't a total loss because he was able to collaborate with his son on building a never-before-seen 3D model of a ship for Star Wars IX he called the Tie Marauder. You can check out the model below!

Trevorrow says it's the "only one in the world," and it also serves as an "amazing memory" and an "incredible experience" to be able to make the ship with his son.

Trevorrow's Jurassic World: Dominion is set for release in summer 2021.

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