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Colin Trevorrow finally talks about his departure from Star Wars Episode IX

May 29th, 2018 by Marc Comments

While no-one may ever know exactly what happened when Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow left Star Wars Episode IX – be it because he was unbearable (here) or because, as we also heard, he wanted Luke Skywalker to be alive going into his movie, we will always wonder what could have been.

Given the events of The Last Jedi – we make no apology but we have serious issues with that movie – we wonder if his idea to keep Luke alive may have been a better idea all round.

Alas, it’s not to be but the way he’s talking about it now, he seems like he’s moved on… and honestly gets what Star Wars is all about:

“I don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to affect the way that fans get to see these films. When we were kids, these movies came to us from far away. They were a gift. And the more we talk about how they’re made, the more it reveals that they’re just movies. But they’re not just movies, they’re more than that.

“Beyond that, I got the opportunity to tell a story that is a celebration of everything I believe in, I got to tell it to George Lucas and I got to tell it to Luke Skywalker, and those are experiences I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

Man, he got the go-ahead from Lucas and Hamill and had the script finished, so he must have been pretty damned close to ready before Disney called it a day on him.

Maybe someday his script will ‘leak’ online. We can but hope.

Source: CBM

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….