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Did Colin Trevorrow doom himself on Star Wars Episode IX?

September 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ever since Director Colin Trevorrow was announced as having left Star Wars Episode IX a few days ago, there’s been much speculation about what happened.

While many assumed it was because Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy didn’t like his approach to the movie, it seems there’s more to it that than: good old-fashioned arrogance.

An Insider has reveled the sordid details and it’s not a pleasant picture at all that’s painted of the Jurassic World director: “During the making of Jurassic World, he focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion.

“But because he had 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.”

After the dino sequel however Trevorrow made his own movie, The Book of Henry, and it was universally panned and also a financial failure. It seemed this may have signed his death notice with Disney and Kennedy: “When the reviews for Book of Henry came out, there was immediately conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren’t thrilled with working with him anyway.

“He’s really, really, really confident. Let’s call it that.”

We’re obviously just reporting what has been pit out there and certainly are in no position to say if Trevorrow really did come across this way or not, but whatever the truth, they’re looking for a new director as I type…

Source: Vulture

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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….