Colin Trevorrow Is Latest Ex-'Star Wars' Director

Anakin as seen in the 'Star Wars' prequels

Anakin as seen in the 'Star Wars' prequels

However, Johnson has made it clear that his movie won't fill in much of Snoke's backstory, leaving that task to whoever gets saddled with Star Wars: Episode 9.

"Star Wars: Episode IX" is part of Disney's expanding slate of "Star Wars" movies, which was rebooted by 2015's hit, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", that reunited original 1977 stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams have been rumored as replacements according to THR. In June, Lucasfilm shocked people by firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller near the end of production on the Han Solo spin-off they were directing.

This is the latest upheaval in the Star Wars universe.

His reputation got damaged after the fiasco of his recent project The Book of Henry, that was criticized a lot and flopped at the box office.

Josh Jackson shines in debut as Virginia Tech holds off West Virginia
Will Grier and Josh Jackson played a game of one-upmanship until the very end, throwing and running their way to big plays. The Hokies were 0-for-7 on third down before converting two third-and-10s during their second-quarter touchdown drive.

Getting fired (or stepping down over creative differences) from one of the movies doesn't look good because it gives the impression that you couldn't swing it, even if the director genuinely just couldn't mesh with those overseeing the franchise.

Despite rumors of Lucasfilm being overly demanding when it comes to creatives, Rian Johnson explains he had plenty of freedom when crafting The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release May 24, 2019. But with a line around the corner of capable directors, young and old, who want to work on these movies, it's hard not to come up with the right formula by picture lock. The director of "Cloverfield" and the two most recent "Planet of the Apes" films certainly has the resume, but his dance card might already be full with his gig directing "The Batman".

Phil Lord and Chris Miller: Hired due to their fresh, zippy work on 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, a calculated and gratuitous merchandise tie-in that makes me cry upon EVERY REPEATED VIEWING SOMEHOW, Lord and Miller were hired to bring youth and fire to the still-untitled Han Solo movie (which they teased as "Red Cup", for the 9 Star Wars fans who know Toby Keith). "Apart from the prequels, all the touchstones that make something feel like Star Wars have to do with griminess and dirt".

STEVEN SPIELBERG - This also seems like a fairy tale, but he and Lucas are close, having worked together on "Indiana Jones".

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