In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Just imagine how social media would have reacted about Ewoks back then!
Of course, it also helps that Johnson has signaled his interest in doing a second Star Wars film. That will be determined on December 15, 2017, when this movie hits theaters.
Ms Kennedy and Walt Disney Co, which owns Lucasfilm, have repeatedly shown that they will do whatever it takes to steer the Star Wars franchise as they see best. We'll probably never know, unless the director chooses to disclose more information about his involvement with Episode IX and the creative differences that ended his time on the project. It's after another director change in this franchise, which saw Ron Howard take over the untitled Han Solo movie.
Director Colin Trevorrow has stepped down from his directing duties on Star Wars: Episode IX.
The second reason for Trevorrow's departure is that he reportedly did not get along well with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
Trevorrow was due to write and direct the movie.
It only took Lucasfilm, owned by Disney, a day to find their replacement - double Oscar victor Ron Howard. And "Episode IX" (which is still in script stage) will soon be taken over by someone else.
And even when the "Star Wars" powers-that-be aren't into what a director did, they bring in someone to get it right, as was the case with director Gareth Edwards on "Rogue One". Lucasfilm would be a great launchpad for Alexander, since she's already experienced shooting action sequences and people with super human powers, having directed episodes of Arrow, Supergirl, and Limitless. "Star Wars", like many franchises, have nabbed young directors who have either made an impressive first movie within the studio system or an ambitious indie film. Played by Andy Serkis in the film, two new images of the character have made their way online, one from the Star Wars Trading Card app and the other from a series of Star Wars stamps set to debut in the United Kingdom in October (via BBC). The more likely scenario is that Lucasfilm will pull in a veteran director to finish the piece.