"Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX." Lucasfilm and Disney said in a statement earlier today. "Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon."
While the release of Episode IX is still quite a ways away, fans are having a very visceral reaction to this news online. So we thought we'd share some of the tweets about Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX exit.
Colin Trevorrow just left Star Wars Episode IX and boy do I feel a little bad about how relieved I am to hear that— Eric Pines (@SirAceOfPlaces) September 5, 2017
Me at the office: COLIN TREVORROW IS OUT AH WHAT IS HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/K2XIzALab5— Daisy Gonzalez (@daisygonzalez94) September 5, 2017
Was wrong about Hillary winning the election, was right about Colin Trevorrow getting fired off Star Wars. gonna call it even.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) September 5, 2017
"Colin Trevorrow has left Star Wars: Episode IX"September 5, 2017
I come back to you now... at the turn of the tide pic.twitter.com/WGyOowqmj5— Andy Webb (@Webbslinger) September 5, 2017
josh trank, lord and miller, and colin trevorrow are on a conference call planning to launch their new "Space Fights" franchise— badboiroro (@roaryellis) September 5, 2017
Mixed feelings on Colin Trevorrow leaving Star Wars. It's probably for the best, but I have nothing but well wishes for him in the future— Avishai ✡ Weinberger (@avishaiw) September 5, 2017
Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing STAR WARS IX.
In other words, Disney executives finally watched THE BOOK OF HENRY.— Jesse Shade (@shadeybaby) September 5, 2017
what does colin trevorrow leaving star wars mean for white male directors? can we trust them to helm such big budget projects in the future?— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) September 5, 2017
RIP Colin Trevorrow, stung to death by porgs— Rogue Tars Account (@TarsTarkasnet) September 5, 2017
Before You Go
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15 while Episode IX is slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.