Colin Trevorrow has officially stepped down as the director of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set to premiere in 2019. There's been a lot of hype surrounding the production of the climax of the Star Wars seres' third trilogy, since the cinematic direction is sure to wow viewers with a tactical use of special effects and over-the-top battle footage. However there appears to be a bit of drama behind the scenes as well, since Disney released a statement Tuesday noting Trevorrow's departure from the film.
“Lucasfilm and have mutually chosen to part ways on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’” Disney noted. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.”
Trevorrow was announced as the film's director back in 2015, on the heels of his directorial success with Jurrasic World. While Disney did not specify why exactly the director decided to part from the film's crew, this isn't the first upset that has been publicized regarding Star Wars film production. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were set to direct a film about Han Solo, stepped down from their director spots this past June.
It's to no one's surprise that many on Twitter had thoughts about Trevorrow's dipset.
Who the hell knows what supernatural forces (or Force, more likely) are behind these dropouts, but we're sure to find out more as the story develops.