Colin Trevorrow has responded to a petition started a few weeks ago by some Star Wars fans to bring George Lucas back to direct Episode IX.
The petition has just over 24,000 signatures at the time of writing, from fans bemoaning that The Force Awakens is A New Hope “rip-off” and showed a lack of creativity.
Disney might have an issue with Lucas directing, because less than a month ago Lucas accused Disney of being “White Slavers” and also because Colin Trevorrow the director of Jurassic World has already been signed up to direct.
Fortunately for a certain section of fans, Trevorrow seems quite relaxed about the whole thing and has said to Entertainment Tonight that he wants to channel the “raw creativity” of Lucas into the film.
“It’s funny, I saw that (the petition), and it was on a day where I was at LucasFilm giving this big speech to everyone about how we want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George brought to these films and not being afraid that we’re going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy,”
“When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy. When you try to pitch what that movie’s about – if you’ve never heard of Star Wars before, you say, ‘Here’s a character. His father’s part robot, but he can also do magic. And there’s a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He’s got a dog for a friend!’ – it sounds insane.”
“But it’s the greatest story ever told. I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.”
This is great news for fans hoping for something more imaginative for the final installment of the sequel trilogy.
JJ Abrams has already responded to claims his Star Wars contribution was a rip-off.
Meanwhile, we can now look forward to Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII which he has currently rewritten some of the script and pushed back filming a month.