ET, the outlet not the adorable 1980's stranded alien, caught up with Colin Trevorrow and asked him a couple of Star Wars themed questions. One of which was about the well intentioned but misjudged petition to have him replaced as the Episode IX director with George Lucas. Below is a video of the director demonstrating true class in the face of such an awkward question...
So here is Colin fielding the questions like a pro:
Here are a couple of quotes from Colin. On whether Episode IX will be a different type of movie The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson's Episode VII:
Then talk turned to the Change.org petition to have George Lucas installed as the Episode IX in his place. I've no doubt that some of the conversation at Lucasfilm the previous day had been about how best to handle the press when they throw this question at him, but Colin managed the situation like a pro. Here's what he had to say about the petition:
I hope this silly petition goes away soon, it's throwing to much negative light on the Star Wars franchise. Colin has proven himself as a competatnt director on Jurassic World and is deep into preproduction on Episode IX, working closely with Rian Johnson, writer of VIII and IX and director of VIII, so we should trust that he can do this right. I understand the affection for George, we all love and admire the man, but when was the last time he delivered a truly visionary movie, let alone a visionary Star Wars movie? Be honest, it was 1977. Since then he has had the help of truly talented and insight creatives, chief among them is Lawrence Kasdan who has just help restart Star Wars. Now a new group of talented directors, producers, designers and artists. A new cast of talented and charming stars, new visual effects techs and a sound designers are at the controls of the Star Wars franchise, all answering to the wonderful Kathleen Kennedy. Things are looking promising. Let's not ruin it.
What do you think of Colin Trevorrow as a director? What do you make of his answers to these questions? Is it fair to question his ability even before on foot of film has rolled on Episode VIII let alone Episode IX? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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