Even after 20,000 fans have signed a petition to have Trevorrow removed from the director's chair, he isn't intimidated.
It started two weeks ago, when Change.org published the petition online to bring back Star Wars creator George Lucas to direct Episode IX, which will be the final film in the new trilogy. But after an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Trevorrow spoke out about the petition and he isn't too worried.
“It’s funny, I saw that, and it was on a day where I was at LucasFilm giving this big speech to everyone about how we want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George brought to these films and not being afraid that we’re going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy.”
“When George Lucas made Star Wars, a lot of people thought it was crazy. When you try to pitch what that movie’s about – if you’ve never heard of Star Wars before, you say, ‘Here’s a character. His father’s part robot, but he can also do magic. And there’s a guy who can fly in a spaceship. He’s got a dog for a friend!’ – it sounds insane but it’s the greatest story ever told. I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.”
Trevorrow mentions on how his film will have the same direction as The Force Awakens, stating he will work with Episode VIII director Rian Johnson(Looper). "A story must evolve or perish, " Trevorrow states. "Rian and I are working closely together, to make sure that our stories build off of each other and continue to evolve and takes us to new places. I think that's what that fans expect and what they want."
Lets see how it all turns out when Johnson's Episode VIII is set to be release in theaters in May 2017, with Episode IX, as of now being directed by Trevorrow the following May 2019.