Not much has been said in the week since it has been announced that Colin Trevorrow would step down from Star Wars: Episode IX. Creative differences were cited, and the issue was dropped. Or so we thought.
Vulture reports that a source close to the situation has revealed the true circumstances for Trevorrow’s parting. He was becoming more and more difficult to work with. Trevorrow’s attitude was a major issue, but it wasn’t the only reason.
The insider continued:
During the making of Jurassic World, he focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion. But because he had been personally hired by Spielberg, nobody could say, ‘You’re fired.’ Once that film went through the roof and he chose to do Henry, [Trevorrow] was unbearable. He had an egotistical point of view – and he was always asserting that.
The Book of Henry contributed to the split. It was a flop critically, which means it didn’t make any money. The failure compounded his rocky relationship issues with Lucasfilm, and people wondered what would happen next.
The source said the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, was looking for a reason to remove him from the project. His personality had become unbearable, and the script left something to be desired. The Book of Henry gave her the final push to be rid of him.
The source said this about her final decision:
When the reviews for Book of Henry came out, there was immediately conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren’t thrilled with working with him anyway. He’s really, really, really confident. Let’s call it that.
No one has officially stated who Trevorrow’s replacement will be, however speculation on the subject suggests it will be Rian Johnson or J.J. Abrams.
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