Colin Trevorrow, who helmed both the blockbuster “Jurassic World” and the widely panned “Book of Henry,” is no longer directing “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. 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," read a Lucasfilm statement.
Hollywood Reporter sources indicate that Lucasfilm execs were unhappy with the scripts Trevorrow and his longtime writing partner were handing in.
Last month Lucasfilm hired Jack Thorne (the upcoming Julia Roberts project "Wonder") to take a crack at the script.
Lucasfilm recently hired Ron Howard ("Inferno") to replace Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("The Lego Movie") as director of the big-screen Han Solo prequel.
IX is still earmarked, at least now, for May 24, 2019.
"Episode VIII: The Last Jedi," written and directed by Rian Johnson ("Brick," "Looper"), hits cinemas Dec. 15.
"Episode VII: The Force Awakens," directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back"), met with great crtitical acclaim and remains the highest-grossing domestic release in the history of history.