With Colin Trevorrow no longer directing Star Wars:Episode IX, everyone has begun speculating like insane about who could take over.
The statement concluded: "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon".
Trevorrow was named director after scoring a box office hit in 2015 with a reboot of dinosaur movie "Jurassic World".
It was the second "Star Wars" project to lose a director this year.
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Speaking of Rian Johnson, he's an early favorite to be the director for Star Wars: Episode IX.
Disney expects to make a lot of financial revenues from the final installment in the Star Wars saga. But Star Wars is becoming less and less about taking risks as it goes on. The director is still finishing up post-production on The Last Jedi, but a report by Deadline suggests Johnson is being eyed by Lucasfilm for Episode IX.
Of course, it also helps that Johnson has signaled his interest in doing a second Star Wars film.
Star Wars and film fans online responded to Trevorrow's departure with snarky jokes and celebration.
According to other observers, the flop of the last film, Colin Trevorrow, the drama in The Book of Henry, would have weighed in the decision. But with a line around the corner of capable directors, young and old, who want to work on these movies, it's hard not to come up with the right formula by picture lock.
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