Colin Trevorrow talks disappointment being ousted from last Star Wars film

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Director Colin Trevorrow got candid about his heartbreak in regards to not being able to direct the final installment of the STAR WARS sequel trilogy. The director was in the middle of writing the script for the movie when Lucasfilm announced that the director was exiting the project due to the all too common "creative differences." Trevorrow was ultimately replaced by J.J. Abrams and the end result was THE RISE OF SKYWALKER which received mixed reviews from fans and critics. Even though it has been months since the release of the film and even longer since Trevorrow was ousted, the filmmaker admits that losing the job is still a disappointment.

Trevorrow spoke during the "Directors on Directing" panel at the ongoing Comic-Con@Home event and the director, who is in the middle of helming JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION, opened up about the STAR WARS experience and said the whole thing was "traumatic" for him, especially because he poured so much into the project only to be removed from it:

"That was just an experience that obviously you can imagine, as with all of these things, it can get to the point of being traumatic when there's something you care about that much and you've invested that much in it. But that's one of the things you accept when you take on any role in film and especially when you become a storyteller: There are going to be heartbreaks, there are going to be crushing disappointments, there's going to be victories, and hopefully they balance out in the end."

After THE RISE OF SKYWALKER was released, information about Trevorrow's scrapped STAR WARS movie began to make its way online. A version of the script started to make the rounds and it gave the public an idea of what his plans were for the final installment of the sequel trilogy. Judging from the online reaction when these leaks took place, many thought that what he was planning was a bit better than what ended up being in canon and on the big screen. It's hard to say if Trevorrow's vision would've been a better film because this is all subjective and this is also STAR WARS which means criticism is bound to happen from all angles no matter if the greatest filmmaker of all-time took it on. What was agreed upon from those who took a look at Trevorrow's take was that it read like a much more cohesive story than the film we ultimately got.

Do YOU think Trevorrow's take would've been better than the version of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER that ultimately hit theaters?

Source: USA Today

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