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Colin Trevorrow Responds To ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Petition, Says He’ll Embrace George Lucas’ “Raw Creativity”

Colin Trevorrow Responds To 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Petition, Says He'll Embrace George Lucas' "Raw Creativity"

You may heave heard there’s an online petition from a (small) group of fans who want George Lucas to return and direct “Star Wars: Episode IX,” currently assigned to Colin Trevorrow. They think it’ll be a poetic way to wrap of up the trio of trilogies, by having Lucas back to helm the finale of the new batch of movies kicked off by J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But what does Trevorrow, deemed by these fans as “not the right guy to direct Episode IX,” feel about all this? It just makes him more aware of aiming to get it right.

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“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,” Trevorrow told ET.

“…it’s the greatest story ever told,” he added. “I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.”

So hey, stop worrying superfans, because it sounds like Trevorrow is embracing the opportunity with his “Star Wars” movie. And while it might be interesting to have Lucas back, he’s made it clear he doesn’t like the direction these new movies have taken, so it would be a long shot he would even be interested in the first place.

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