Star Wars: Episode IX Director Colin Trevorrow Responds To Petition To Bring Lucas Back

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A few days ago, fans launched a petition to bring Star Wars creator George Lucas back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. At the time of this writing, the petition has 21,010 signatures, but that's probably not going to change anything. Lucas probably wouldn't even do it if he was asked.

The Jurassic World director saw the petition on the same day he was giving an inspirational speech to Lucasfilm to get everyone pumped up for the sequel scheduled to be released in 2019.

During a quick interview with ET, Trevorrow was asked if he saw the petition, and he explained what he said to his Star Wars: Episode IX team in preparing to work on Episode IX:

"I saw that, and it was on a day where I was at LucasFilm giving this big speech to everyone about how we want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George brought to these films and not being afraid that we're going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy.

"When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy. When you try to pitch what that movie's about -- if you've never heard of Star Wars before, you say, ‘Here's a character. His father's part robot, but he can also do magic. And there's a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He's got a dog for a friend!' -- it sounds insane. But it's the greatest story ever told. I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it."

It's great to hear that he's enthusiastic about the project. He did a brilliant job with Jurassic World, so I'm glad that they've chosen him to helm Episode IX.

Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters May 24, 2019.