While most people loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it is currently the highest-grossing movie of all-time in the United States, some people were disappointed with George Lucas’s lack of involvement with it. He has been very public about his cutting creative ties with the movie, which some fans don’t like.
Accordingly, there is now a Change.org petition to bring George Lucas back as the director of 2019’s Star Wars Episode IX, in the place of current director Colin Treverrow. As of this writing, over 17,000 people have signed it, with a current goal of 25,000 signatures. This is just a drop in the bucket of the estimated 94 million tickets sold in the United States and Canada, but it is definitely not a small number, especially when the Star Wars fandom is usually not very quick to defend Lucas.
The petition creator states:
“We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow , but he’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX . George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away ….”
Personally, I feel that bringing George Lucas back to direct the ninth movie would be a very good move, if only because he has a very distinctive directorial style that is extremely difficult to imitate, which made The Force Awakens somewhat weird to watch because of how different JJ Abrams’s (also very distinctive) directorial style is. Also, while Jurassic World was a very fun movie, its direction was not its strongest suit, so I’m not entirely sure about Colin Treverrow’s abilities. Maybe the two could be co-directors, to make up for Lucas’s weakness in directing his actors?
Anyway, it’s not like it’s going to happen, but it’s interesting to see so many people who want it.
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