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How do you feel about Colin Trevorrow directing?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' started by Killerbanana16, Aug 16, 2015.

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Does the force flow strong with Colin Trevorrow?

  1. Great fit

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  2. Yes.

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  3. Wait and See

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  4. No

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  5. Horrible.

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    Forgive me for bringing back an old post. Great thread but one thing I haven't seen mentioned is the fact that it's widely believed that the story will still come from Rian Johnson. Seems to me they asked Rian to do 8 and 9 but he committed to only 8 with a story outline for 9. So, they had to find someone who would commit to directing someone else's story, and as much as we would love to see an auteur filmmaker take the helm it's going to require someone who is more collaborative. Thus Trevorrow.
     
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    Meh I'm impartial to it...I'm not against it but Im not keeping my hopes up...the point of casting him is to cope GL's formula with The PT/ANH where Lucas came from American Graffiti to Star Wars so Treverrow's casting casting isn't out of the blue...but it works on paper and hopefully the execution works as well.
     
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    Trevvorow is the director I'm most worried about. Hopefully my worries are Ill founded.
     
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    I wasn't sold on JJ Abrams directing Episode 7 when it was announced. I felt a lot better about it after seeing the first TFA Teaser. I was sold on JJ when I saw TFA 'Reel' that was shown at SW Celebration last year.

    I have a feeling that Star Wars is in great hands though.
     
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    I liked Trevorrow's indie film Safety Not Guaranteed, and although I didn't enjoy Jurassic World as much as some did, I thought he did a solid job directing the film. My main concern is with the script. However, if Abrams and Johnson are on board as consultants / producers and I know Kasdan is still a consultant, that eases my concern a bit. I'm cautiously optimistic.

    Trevorrow has a new film debuting in mid September called The Book of Henry (starring Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay, the kid from "Room"). I'll check it out to how see he does directing.
     
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    I'm hoping he does a good job... thats all one should really hope for.
     
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    its difficult to judge with the limited body of work thats been produced, but I think thats what makes me nervous?
     
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    This is just a personal opinion but I did not really enjoy Jurassic World as a whole. I thought the whole plotline of using raptors for military operations was an idea that should have been left on the cutting room floor. I also thought the portrayal of most female characters was sexist...

    ... but with that said, Trevorrow did something that I thought impossible: it got me excited for Jurassic Park again. It made me feel the same kind of awe I felt when watching the original 1993 JP and made me dream of living in a world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist, for good or bad. And Trevorrow accomplished all of that without constantly throwing in nostalgic things, (a careful trick in self-discipline I wish JJ would have studied before attempting TFA.)

    So in short, while I was hoping they would hire someone like the Selma director Ava Duverney, I am cautiously optimistic about this choice.
     
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    I think j.j succeeded greatly with TFA. Some of what was lost in the prequels was the sense of connection to the originals, what TFA did masterfully was carry on that story, the small fan service things we know and recognise feel more like maintaining continuity than pandering, like seeing the chess board or training ball to me felt right, they were things just left on the ship like a old second hand car that would come with some old tapes in the glove box. Also for the people new to Star Wars they get to discover these little things that help sell the world to us.
     
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    While I feel as though there were definitely better picks for Disney to run with, I don't see what the fuss is all about with Jurassic World. Yes, there were some issues with the movie's script, but he clearly recognized what worked with the franchise and delivered the best Jurassic Park sequel out of any of them. So as long as the writing's good (and he's probably not writing this movie alone), Episode IX will be.
     
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    He didn't get the job because of Jurassic World.
    He was considered for Episode VII. Spielberg apparently really liked the ending of Safety Not Guaranteed and recommended him to Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. I guess when JJ was hired to do TFA, Marshall and Spielberg put him in charge of JW.

    I am confident that he will do a good job. There is good stuff in Jurassic and he definitely captured that "Spielberg feeling". He seems like a really cool guy and I'm looking forward to what he will do with Star Wars.
     
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    Exactly! I don't get why people think this was a decision motivated by Jurassic World's financial performance. You don't just hire a director just because one of his or her movies made a lot of money, you hire a director because you're confident in his or her ability to deliver.
     
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    Huge Trevorrow fan.
    Safety Not Guaranteed is such a fun film and Jurassic World is the kind of bombastic treat a DINOSAUR movie needs to be in 2016.
    His next flick, Book of Henry, looks like it could be a wonderful film. Fantastic cast with Jaeden Lieberher who stole the show in Midnight Special with Michael Shannon.
     
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    By the time you get to the 3rd movie of a Trilogy, all the wheels are in motion. This movie is the one where I'm least worried about who directs and more worried about how they tie up loose ends.

    The first movie is about getting us to care about the characters. JJ accomplished this as even the TFA detractors think Rey is the bright spot of the movie. I'm on board with Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8 and Kylo Ren.

    The second movie is all about delving into those characters. Rian Johnson's job is to give Episode 8 more weight, more depth, and make us feel these characters struggles.

    The third movie is all about the plot and resolution so I'm more interested in the writer then the director. For example, Marquand had nothing to do with the idea of the Ewoks or Luke/Leia being siblings, but they are a big part of ROTJ. All of the answers about Rey are contingent on the writers and that will go a long way in how satisfying Episode 9 is.
     
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    I think Trevarow will be set up to succeed in directing Episode IX. We will have had four new Star Wars movies by then ( Episode VII, Rogue One, Episode VIII and Han Solo ). He and the writers will be able take what everyone liked and disliked about each one and use that towards Episode IX.
    Any good director should be able to succeed in building a better rocket when you have already had four test flights!
    Personally I would love to see what Christopher Nolan could bring to the table in a Star Wars movie if given the chance.
     
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    Nolan would have to do a stand alone film.
    So would a lot of directors because they have such a specific style and tone in which they work that it would almost feel out of place in the main saga.
    Same goes for Shane Black or Jeff Nichols.

    The things I would do to have either of them do a SW movie.
     
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    You can probably cross him off the list. WB wanted him to direct Aquaman, but he opted not to because he didn't want to work in another person's universe.
     
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