Colin Trevorrow Jokes About His Thwarted Star Wars: Episode IX Plans

The hype for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is real. The first details and footage for the blockbuster debuted at Star Wars Celebration earlier this month, and it sent fans racing to board the Star Wars train. However, things didn't used to look so positive for Episode IX. Colin Trevorrow was originally supposed to direct the film, but was fired. It seems that time heals all wounds and Trevorrow is now joking online about The Rise of Skywalker.

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The first trailer for The Rise of Skywalker ends with the laugh of Emperor Palpatine as the screen fades to black. One fan posted online an alternate take of this moment in which Jurassic Park villain Dennis Nedry replaces Palpatine. For those who may no remember, Nedry (played by Wayne Knight) was the disgruntled computer programmer who sabotaged the park in order to steal dinosaur DNA.

It might seem pretty random to substitute Nedry and his catchphrase into Star Wars, but not with Trevorrow tagged in the post. Colin Trevorrow is connected to both Jurassic Park and Star Wars. He's something of the overseer of the new Jurassic World movies, and he was the original director of Episode IX before he was fired in 2017.

Colin Trevorrow was let go from Star Wars after Lucasfilm was reportedly dissatisfied with the drafts of the script he was turning in. So he was replaced with J.J. Abrams, who started from scratch.

At the time, it was just the latest behind-the-scenes drama to plague Star Wars, but it seems like Trevorrow is over it all. The director replied to the Nedry post on Twitter joking that those had been his original plans for the movie -- or maybe joking that he had that twist planned for Jurassic World 3.

It's not the only Star Wars-related joke Colin Trevorrow has made online recently. He responded to a tweet of a photoshopped Star Wars poster that had Samuel L. Jackson's Mace Windu as every character. The title of the movie? Star Wars: The Last Motherfucker.

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It's good to see that Colin Trevorrow is in good spirits in a post-Star Wars life. He hit a rough patch after the release of his film The Book of Henry, which was absolutely savaged by critics. He lost his Star Wars job soon after, but it wasn't like he didn't have another major franchise to fall back on. He'll be directing the upcoming Jurassic World 3, which is targeting a 2021 release date.

Colin Trevorrow may not have anything to do with it, but there's a lot going on in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and plenty more to be excited about. To find out more about the highly-anticipated film, here's what we know so far. The final film of the Skywalker Saga will debut in theaters on December 20, 2019.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.