Esquire has sat down with some of 2015's trail blazers to talk about their success, and one of those trail blazers is Star Wars Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow...
They mostly discuss Jurrasic World and what it felt like for Colin to go from a modestly budgeted Indy movie like Safety Not Guaranteed to a giant film like Jurassic World and back again (Book Of Henry). Talk turns to Star Wars, his next project after writing the Jurassic Sequel, and his answer is reassuring.
Sprawling mythology, massive budget, and titanic expectations: as a storyteller, what lessons from Jurassic World do you think might come in handy with Star Wars?
Colin's response basically makes him the opposite of George Lucas, and maybe that's why he was hired. From questioning his choices and learning from his mistakes to film being a collaborative process, it seems Colin Trevorrow has the recipe for making a non-prequel Star Wars film. We all love George, but his insistence on pursuing his singular vision at the expense of everything else damaged those films. Remember in the Star Wars Episode I The Phanthom Menace documentary 'The Beginning' when George had just seen an early assembly of the movie and said, "I may have gone too far..." Well that was because George didn't have an open dialogue with the creatives he'd hired.
It sounds to me like Colin Trevorrow is the right kind of film maker to drop into this new generation of Star Wars and it makes me very excited to see who Kathleen Kennedy selects next for future movies in the series.
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