Just because each of the entries in the new Star Wars trilogy are being made by a separate director, it doesn’t mean that they’re making each film on an island of their own ideas, and their ideas alone. Certainly you’re probably thinking that Lucasfilm has its say, and you would be right, but what about the directors sharing ideas with each other? It’s been known to happen, and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is the one opening up about the process. In a new interview, the Jurassic World director said he asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to include a specific scene in Episode VIII, and he did…
“There was one little thing. It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just, ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great,” Trevorrow said while talking to MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.
“But, y’know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists — everyone is in communication,” he continued. “There’s such a genuine want to get this right from everybody, and I think that one of the misconceptions is that there’s some kind of great corporate overlord that is dictating this story to everybody, and that’s what it’s going to be because that’s going to sell the most toys. The reality of it is that it’s a small group of people, but it’s actually kind of large, when you think about it — and none of them are corporate, all of them are creatives and all of them are genuinely, very sincerely, wanting to do the work of their lives in order to realize this.”
Obviously, Trevorrow did not share what that scene might be, or who it might involve, and from the sounds of it, one might not be able to discern on first viewing that the Trevorrow scene was filmed at his request and not part of Johnson’s original plan. Speculation though will surely be healthy when The Last Jedi comes out, and fans have just been given even more reason to go over the The Last Jedi with a fine toothed comb for clues to the concluded chapter.
The Last Jedi is in theatres everywhere December 15; Episode IX will follow almost 15 months later on May 24, 2019
Source: Cinema Blend