Colin Trevorrow

Unlike certain other Star Wars projects, the main saga series has been running like a Swiss watch of modern filmmaking efficiency. Rian Johnson is wrapping up work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi as we speak, and work has already begun on the next chapter, the as-yet untitled Star Wars: Episode IX, which will be overseen by the steady hands of Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow. Now, Episode IX has already had its share of challenges, primarily the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher, which may be why Trevorrow has decided to farm out some of the writing work to a new set of fingers and his keyboard.  (more…)

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… (more…)

A lot has been said and written since Carrie Fisher‘s untimely death last year about the effect it will have on the future of her character in the remaining entry of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Fisher, it seems, was not just going to be a part of the as-yet untitled Episode IX, but she was going to be a big part, if not the biggest part. Obviously, those details are being kept largely under wraps, but both the producer and director of Episode IX are shedding light on how they’re trying to carry on without Fisher and why that may be easier said than done.  (more…)

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Along with the shattered hearts of fans across the galaxy, Carrie Fisher‘s death in late December 2016 has left a gaping hole in the plot of the newest additions to the Star Wars series. Sources have said that all her scenes for the next installment were shot before her death, but that still leaves two movies left in the trilogy that were expected to have General Leia Organa play a big role. While Disney could get an insurance payout of up to $50 million to help solve the practical issues that have been raised by the loss of one of the series’s most iconic actors, that’s not going to make it an easy feat. (more…)

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After the Jurassic Park reboot/sequel Jurassic World hit theaters, a wave of nostalgia hit the country and everyone packed theaters to see yet another dino adventure. Grossing more than $1.6 billion worldwide, it’s a no-brainer that a sequel would be commissioned. Director Colin Trevorrow, now a household name, was tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, so director Juan Antonio Bayona was tapped to direct to sequel due in 2018. The director of The Orphanage and A Monster Calls recently talked about the upcoming film and his desire to make the sequel. (more…)

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Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series (that largely ignored the previous two sequels, especially the third), was a smash success at the box office when it was released in June of last year. The movie was able to domestically gross $652,270,625—and even more impressively $1,670,400,637 worldwide. All of this profit was based on a 150 million dollar budget, so yeah. They made money. A lot of money. Not that it was undeserved, because general consensus was that both critics and audience liked it. It’s not surprising, then, that word has gotten out of the inevitable sequel going into pre-production.  (more…)

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It’s a tough gig being a top Hollywood director at times. For example, a recent petition, which has currently garnered over 20,000 online signatures, calls for future Star Wars: Episode IX helmer Colin Trevorrow to be replaced by none other than George Lucas himself. Despite the avowed hatred his prequels still generate, it seems some fans like the idea of the bearded one calling shots on the last of the nine-film series. Trevorrow had kept a dignified silence on the whole thing… until now. (more…)

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After Jurassic World made a staggering 1.6 billion dollars at the Box Office, Universal Studios was quick to order a sequel – set for summer 2018. At the time of that announcement, it really wasn’t much of a surprise; movie makes a tons of cash and the studio wants a second helping – rinse, wash, and repeat kind of thing (except, you know, with Dinos and money). It is now apparent that Universal wants a 3rd helping! Yes, that’s right, there’s is talks of making the Jurassic Series into a trilogy. (more…)

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It was a very busy news weekend thanks to D23 and new revelations about various Disney projects in the Marvel, Pixar and other subsections of the studio. And, oh yes, Star Wars too. Now the most major of the major revelations had to do with Rogue One, the first of what’s been called the Star Wars Stories series of stand-alone films, but as you know, it is Star Wars: The Force Awakens that will stand-up to close scrutiny first as to the viability of this bold new era of Star Wars in December. Well, J.J. Abrams isn’t worried. The director shared this thoughts on a couple of points concerning Star Wars after the presentation at D23 over the weekend. (more…)