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Star Wars: Episode IX just lost its director

The news comes a month after a new screenwriter, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ’s Jack Thorne, come onto the project to rewrite the script by Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly.

Episode IX was reportedly set to begin shooting in January of next year, but it’s not clear whether this creative change will push that date further out.

Rogue One had to undergo extensive reshoots before release, and earlier this year producer Kathleen Kennedy took the extraordinary step of firing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller of the standalone Han Solo film just two weeks before the end of principal photography.

Ron Howard has since been brought on to finish the film, but the 11th-hour move raised questions as to why things were allowed to progress so far — particularly when massive creative differences apparently existed between Kennedy and Lord and Miller.

The Skywalker saga is the lifeblood of the Star Wars franchise — without Luke, Leia, Han, and now Rey, Finn, and Poe, there is no framework for the various standalone films to hang upon.

READ MORE (The Verge)

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  • Colin Trevorrow Out as 'Star Wars: Episode IX' DirectorVariety
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  • Colin Trevorrow will no longer direct Star Wars: Episode IXVox

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