Back in 2012, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion and the reason was pretty clear. He wanted someone else to talk the helm as perhaps someone of a newer generation could do something brand new and fresh with the Star Wars franchise. Hopefully one of these new filmmakers would add something new to a galaxy far, far away and advance the series legacy even further. By atleast my account and a ton of reviews, the new trilogy has gotten off to a fantastic start. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens has become the all-time domestic box office king and a great start to something that will be something very special.
With the added pressure of the upcoming sequels to TFA, there must be a constant momentum and pushing of the storyline forward as Lucasfilm has been planning the franchise's future for quite a long time. Rian Johnson was hired to helm Episode VIII and Colin Trevorrow for Episode IX, quite a long time before TFA hit theatres. While many of the fans of the franchise are excited to see what these two filmmakers can do with the Star Wars movies, there are some that would prefer the man who started it all to come back for one final round.
Yuri Luiz, a member of Change.org, has started an internet petition which asks Disney to remove Trevorrow from directing Episode IX, and have George Lucas take back the helm. From what I have read it doesn't look like Luiz has any ill-will towards Trevorrow, but he is just not the right guy to end the new trilogy, he states:
We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow , but he’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX . George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away ….We would like to see him again involved with the franchise. Thank you so much.
The idea of Lucas returning and bringing the series to an epic conclusion sounds great at first, but I agree with Screenrant on this, and don't think it will ever come into any sort of a reality. The torch has forever been passed and I am pretty sure he will not get the chance to direct another Star Wars again, there's no going back now!
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is now in theaters, and will be followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th, 2016; Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26th, 2017; and the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25th, 2018. Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to see theatrical release in 2019, followed by the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.
If you are interested in the petition the website for it can be found if you click this link.
Some information found in this article was gathered from Screenrant.com