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Jurassic World Dominion’s Failure Confirms Why Colin Trevorrow Was Not The Best Fit For Star Wars Episode 9

Since the mixed reception of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, fan speculation hasn’t ceased. One of the possibilities that failed to come to fruition was the script prepared by Colin Trevorrow.

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A still from Star Wars IX starring Daisy Ridley

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The original plan for the sequel of Star Wars was to have all three films be directed by different directors, but with the divided response from the fans for both the previous films, the studio decided to stick to the director of the first film, J.J. Abrams, and that is the most popular reason for Colin Trevorrow getting fired.

Colin Trevorrow’s exile from Star Wars

The Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker was hired to direct and write Stars Wars IX and ended up spending 2 years working on the film. He was fired from the film in 2017. While doing interviews for his film Book of Henry, he spoke on the firing and stated:

“…every director who has worked in Lucasfilm put their heart and soul into the job and they left it all on the field, and the bottom line here is that sometimes creative people can’t find a shared path through the woods.”

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Colin Trevorrow at a promotion

Fans’ speculation on Colin Trevorrow being fired ranges from issuing with redrafting the script, the movie taking too long to take off and Colin Trevorrow wanting to keep Luke Skywalker alive. But the real reasons for Disney parting ways with Colin Trevorrow will likely remain a mystery.

Enter the Jurassic World Franchise

The story of Jurassic World Dominion directed by Colin Trevorrow starts 4 years after the events on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs now live and hunt amongst humans. The movie saw the return of the star cast from the first film, which includes Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern.

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A still from the movie Jurassic World Dominion

Despite a legendary cast and large budget, the film failed to appease the fans and critics, receiving a lot of criticism for its confusing and drawn-out plot. Nevertheless, it did pretty well at the box office, recently crossing $600 million at the worldwide box office.

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Jurassic World and Star Wars

When compared to the previous films and considering the inclusion of the cast of the original film, the result of Dominion is far below expectation. So after drawing parallels between star wars and Jurassic World, there are many similarities, including the original cast, the finale of the trilogy, the expansion of the world, and focusing on bringing the cast of the new sequels to a satisfying finish.

Even the veteran director JJ Abrams had a hard time dealing with the nostalgia factor after returning for Star Wars, speculating Colin Trevorrow would do worse isn’t that far from the truth.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

A big cinophile and Kurosawa fan. Watching the movie Ran was an experience.