Did they make a huge mistake?clapperboard-001

According to a report on The Washington Post, J.J. Abrams, who directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode VII), regrets not directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next core film in that series.[1]

Rian Johnson is directing and writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VIII (releasing May 26, 2017). He's also set to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IX (releasing May 24, 2019), while Colin Trevorrow will direct that film.

Trevorrow is best known as the director of Jurassic World. Although that film was a box office success, it was poorly directed. The characters are lifeless, the CGI is uninspired, and the action sequences are monotonous.

If I had my way, I would add Abrams as a writer for Episode IX, and replace Trevorrow with Abrams for the director of that film. In order to replace Trevorrow as the director, I suspect Disney would need to sign a hefty check that would be worth every penny...

Question: Who would you prefer to direct Star Wars: Episode IX? Colin Trevorrow? J.J. Abrams? Someone else?


  1. Michael Cavna. "Why J.J. Abrams reflects regret over deboarding Star Wars before Episode VIII." washingtonpost.com. December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.