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Something Old and White Is New Again? 'Star Wars IX' Has Found a Replacement for Colin Trevorrow

By Dustin Rowles | Star Wars | September 12, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Star Wars | September 12, 2017 |


A week after Colin Trevorrow was ousted as director of Star Wars: Episode IX because he is an asshole, the film has found a new writer and director by circling back to the writer and director of The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams.

From StarWars.com:

“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

Abrams will co-write the script with Chris Terio.

And it’s a fine choice, a safe choice, one that will ensure that there are no more hiccups for the foreseeable future, but it’s not a particularly interesting choice. The Force Awakens was great, but no franchise is in a better position to truly put a female or a woman of color on the map — could actually make a difference and it did with the casting in Force Awakens and it’s somewhat disappointing to see the franchise return to the same middle-aged white guy, which is officially par for the course now for the series (Abrams, Howard, Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson).

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