Amid today’s flurry of brand new stills and particulars from Star Wars: This Force Awakens, you may have overlooked one little nugget associated with news. J.N. Abrams has confirmed that he will not be returning to strong Star Wars: Episode 9 next Rian Johnson’s work on Episode 8. Just what remains unconfirmed is whether Lucasfilm is actually eyeing Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow with the gig.
In an interview along with EW about The Force Awakens, Abrams confirmed that he will not return, despite reports 3-4 months back that Walt disney and Lucasfilm really wanted them to:
No, I’m definitely not going to direct Episode IX, as much as I am deeply envious connected with anyone who gets to work together with this group of people about the future movies.
With every single film helmed by a distinct director, Lucasfilm exec Kathleen Kennedy claims that the installments permit each person to leave their individual mark:
We understand where we’re heading, but only in the largest sense. When Rian [Johnson] came in and started writing his software, he started from scratch, besides knowing what we had done in Episode VIII and projecting out and about where it was proceeding. He then sat lower and put pen to paper, and it’azines 100 percent him.
Johnson will be officially prepping Episode 8, whilst the director’s chair remains vacant for Episode 9. Through Comic-Con, a rumor started circulating that Trevorrow was offered the job, though Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to acknowledge that gossip.
It seems like a solid tactic: each installment on course by a different overseer with their own different approach, ultimately giving a cohesive nevertheless exciting trilogy of films. And it also may be for the best of which Abrams exits after The Force Awakens, not only allowing your ex to focus on new jobs (and hopefully one thing original), but preventing potential complaints how the new Star Wars films are far too same-y.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
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