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"We wish the best to Colin and will share very soon new information on the film".

Colin Trevorrow has stepped down as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.

Last night's sudden announcement that director Colin Trevorrow was out of a job at Star Wars: Episode IX lead to instant speculation on his replacement.

There's only one director the company has brought in that's produced both and script and a movie with zero issues: Rian Johnson, whose work on The Last Jedi has been so amazingly smooth, it's endangered of being overshadowed.

TheEpisode IX finds itself without a director, but for once Lucasfilm and Disney prove that they are progressing: this time, they have fired the director BEFORE the shooting. Blame must lie squarely with the Lucasfilm Story Group he said, "an in-house committee responsible for working out where Star Wars goes next and exactly how it gets there, which has decided it doesn't want to bring a wide range of contrasting voices and filmmaking styles to the Star Wars universe after all".

Trevorrow was due to write and direct the movie. In addition to Phil Lord and Chris Miller, in 2015, Josh Trank was sacked from a standalone film about Boba Fett. But despite Johnson needing to keep up with previous films, novels, and comic books featuring the characters from The Last Jedi, he was actually surprised by the level of artistic license he had on the movie. That would make sense, since he's already directing The Last Jedi, the next film in the core Star Wars series. The franchise also saw shakeups in directors when Tony Gilroy took over from Gareth Edwards on 2016's "Rogue One" and Josh Trank was taken off of a Star Wars anthology film, the publication noted.

"The perception of these films is that they're all planned out on a secret sheet of paper in advance, but that's just not the case".

The big one? That the new director of Episode IX will be a woman and/or someone from a minority background.

Some fans might be disappointed they'll have to wait a bit longer for more answers surrounding the mysterious ruler, but they should be happy with the emphasis Johnson is giving to Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi.

Johnson continued by comparing the process of making the Star Wars movie to making Brick or Looper.

RON HOWARD - When trouble began on the set of Han Solo, Lucasfilm tapped him to take over and right the ship.

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