Colin Trevorrow Was Reportedly Fired From STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Due To Being "Difficult"

Colin Trevorrow Was Reportedly Fired From STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Due To Being "Difficult"

According to reports, in addition to the lousy The Book of Henry reception, Colin Trevorrow's over-inflated ego coming off Jurassic World may have resulted in him being fired from Star Wars: Episode IX...

A few days ago came the shocking (or not, depending on who you ask) announcment that Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow had decided to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX due to  "creative differences".

Reports stated that a large part of why Trevorrow was removed from the project was, in addition to the atrocious response to his recent indie film The Book of Henry, because the drafts of the script he had been handing in were considered to be sub-par, and his relationship with head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, had become strained. Now, if a new report from an unnamed Hollywood executive is to be believed, this shift may also have been caused by Trevorrow's personality.

"During the making of Jurassic World, he focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion. But because he hed been personally hired by Spielberg, nobody could say, ' You're fired.' Once that film went through the roof and he chose to do Henry, [Trevorrow] was unbearable. He had an egotistical point of view - and he was always asserting that. When the reviews for Book of Henry came out, there was immediatey conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren't thrilled with working with him anyway. He's a difficult guy. He's really, really, really confident. Let's call it that."
 
The firing of Trevorrow is the latest in what seems to be an ongoing trend with Lucasfilm in either sidelining or straight-up firing the directors of their films due to difficulties, as we witnessed with Josh Trank, Gareth Edwards, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and now Trevorrow. While it might be easy to pin all of the blame squarely on Kennedy's shoulders, an unnamed veteran film producer who has worked with Kennedy before says a large part of the problem is due to the directors themselves.

"There's one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it's Kathleen Kennedy. If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way - in any way - you're out. You're done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, 'I want to do this. I want to do that.' A lot of these guys - Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow - got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don't want to play by the rules. They want to do shit differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn't going to [frick] around with that."

So what do you guys think? Does it sound like they made the right call in firing Trevorrow? Who do you think should take his place? Does this ongoing trend of Lucasfilm having difficulties with its directors concern you? Who do you believe is truly to blame? Sound off down below!

 

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