Colin Trevorrow On the Positive Feedback of His Cancelled Star Wars Episode IX
Published 2 months ago
Colin Trevorrow was never able to make his Star Wars Episode IX, but even if Lucasfilm didn’t push forward with his plans, there has been a lot of positive fan reaction when it came to the script and concept art of Star Wars: Duel of the Fates.
Looking back at the experience, Trevorrow shares that he has complicated feelings about the positive fan reception of his Episode IX. Talking to Uproxx, Trevorrow shared:
“Honestly, I mean, since we’re talking now in 2022, I can say honestly I’m very grateful to Kathy for recognizing that she and I were never going to make a movie that we were both proud of together… And she’s been doing this for so long and she cares about me and I care about her and her family. And Frank and I are partners still. I’m a part of this group of incredible filmmakers, so it was a complicated moment.”
We don’t know exactly where Kathleen Kennedy and Trevorrow clashed, but some suspect that the death of Carrie Fisher had also thrown a huge wrench at the plans for the sequel—especially since Leia was supposed to have a pretty substantial role in Duel of the Fates.
“Now, having been able to do this and really feeling like this is what…I’m glad I did this. I’m deeply, deeply satisfied for having done this. I appreciate that she had the wisdom to see something that, honestly, I’m not sure I could’ve seen because I was so dialed in to the story I wanted to tell.”
Maybe there’s a chance for Trevorrow to come back to Star Wars in the future, but for now, it looks like Lucasfilm is just waiting to see just when they can make their cinematic return.
Honestly, I’m pretty tired of the Empire era, and I would love to continue the story of the sequels. In the meantime though, you can catch Obi-Wan Kenobi now streaming on Disney+. Trevorrow’s Jurassic World: Dominion is now available in theaters.