Lucasfilm drops Star Wars director

"We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon", it further read.

We've been waiting for the Selma director to get tapped by Lucasfilm for awhile now, ever since since a person who knows a little something about traveling to the galaxy far, far away told us why she'd make for a great choice.

The news comes after the announcement that Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have officially parted ways under the creative differences umbrella, which is something that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson claims he never ran into while making his new Star Wars movie. Just what is going on at Lucasfilm? 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 question of who the last Jedi is has nagged Star Wars fans since the title of Episode VIII was announced in January, leading them to parse translations and hatch elaborate theories. The franchise also saw shakeups in directors when Tony Gilroy took over from Gareth Edwards on 2016's "Rogue One" and Josh Trank was taken off of a Star Wars anthology film, the publication noted. Earlier this year, Chris Miller and Phil Lord departed the Young Han Solo movie.

Let's see how much of Johnson's enthusiasm will translate onto the film when The Last Jedi premiers on December 15, 2017. And if it n 'there was not yet a big plan unveiled beyond the ninth film by Disney, it is thought well that they are thinking about in their offices with air conditioning.

Trevorrow was due to write and direct the movie.

PATTY JENKINS - "Star Wars" has always been a franchise with strong female characters.

On the other hand, it's possible Trevorrow is a one-hit wonder following the critical and commercial failure of "The Book of Henry", his follow-up to "Jurassic World". At the point of no return, the two parties were eventually separated and, as often in this kind of conflict, it is the studio who had the last word. While it's true that Hollywood is awash in franchises, it's hard to imagine that audiences will become disenchanted with or straight-up forget about the Star Wars world if we go more than a full 12 months without a new movie.

RON HOWARD - When trouble began on the set of Han Solo, Lucasfilm tapped him to take over and right the ship.

  • Kyle Peterson