Did they make a huge mistake?
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.
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?
- Michael Cavna. "Why J.J. Abrams reflects regret over deboarding Star Wars before Episode VIII." washingtonpost.com. December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.