Comic-Con@Home: Colin Trevorrow on Episode IX: “It’s totally possible for people to see two totally different paths through the woods”

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Added to the long and ever-growing list of what-ifs in the Star Wars galaxy is the unmade version of Episode IX written by Jack Thorne and Colin Trevorrow. With Lucasfilm opting to take a different direction and steer away from their Duel of The Fates treatment, J.J. Abrams returned to bring us The Rise of Skywalker, but talking with Collider as part of Comic-Con@Home, Trevorrow (joined by The Mandalorian season 2 director Robert Rodriguez and Top Gun: Maverick helmer Joseph Kosinski) touched upon that unfinished tale, as well as revealing the only existing model of the TIE Marauder, a vehicle he designed with his 9 year old son.

“I have been very fortunate in the films that I’ve directed. The path that I wanted to follow and the path that everyone involved wanted to follow was the same. It’s totally possible for people to see two totally different paths through the woods. It was just an experience that obviously, you can imagine, as all of these things, it can get to the point of being traumatic when there’s something that you care about that much and you’ve invested that much in it. But that’s one of the things that you accept when you take on any role in film, especially when you become a storyteller — that there are going to be heartbreaks. There’s going to be crushing disappointments, and then there’s going to be victories. Hopefully, they’ll balance out in the end.”

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