Ok, so there’s a petition online to get George Lucas back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. We know it’ll not matter how many people sign, but it is interesting to see how many fans really want Lucas to return.
Now, the drive behind the petition isn’t because The Force Awakens was poor or because there’s a fear for Star Wars in Disney’s hands but rather it’s for the fact that it’s being directed by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow because he’s “not the right guy”.
Now Trevorrow has addressed the petition and seems ok with it all: “It’s funny, I saw that, and it was on a day where I was at LucasFilm giving this big speech to everyone about how we want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George brought to these films and not being afraid that we’re going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy,” Trevorrow said at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday.
“When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy,” he said.
“When you try to pitch what that movie’s about – if you’ve never heard of Star Wars before, you say, ‘Here’s a character. His father’s part robot, but he can also do magic. And there’s a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He’s got a dog for a friend!’ – it sounds insane.”
“But it’s the greatest story ever told,” he concluded.
“I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.”
While we do like Trevorrow as a director and a person, we still aren’t totally sure he IS the man to make the final trilogy chapter. But we do appreciate his passion for it, that’s for sure…