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Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow Rumored to Helm Star Wars: Episode IX?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Viral Hide, Jul 10, 2015.

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    I`m Maclunkey dropping Star Wars if that happens.

    Honestly, if that is the case then Disney is going full ''bank machine'' with Star Wars - JW was a piece of incoherent blast that was underwhelming and underdeveloped.
     
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    I'm not sure about this rumor. Umberto, Ex Latino Review head, has a good scoop record for Marvel but I don't know how good it is with Star Wars. I think I'd be indifferent if this does come to be but I've seen rumors where Trevorrow may be up for the ex Frank film. Maybe there is some confusion with that?
     
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    Eh...Jurassic World was a steaming pile of Iguanadon feces, but that was mostly due to the horrific script. The action was well handled and the pacing was a rushed approximation of the Original film (rushing which was likely due to studio concerns more than director's intent). I'd give him a chance, but this is far from exciting news.
     
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    The way I look at it they let Trevorrow play with the first part of the film which was very well done but the latter part was the studio heads going "Now give me Dinosaurs!"
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    I've liked him since the very first trailer of Safety Not Guaranteed and he handled the stress of filming a blockbuster admirably (unlike a certain uber-talented director we all know). For a ROTJ style climax I think he would do fine if he got to play with the characters for most of the film, hopefully they would've been made suitably relatable beforehand but still that is one of his strengths when he isn't being handed cardboard cutouts of characters (i.e. businesswoman who has a ticking biological clock, hormone-crazed reckless teenager, young obsessed boy genius, evil military contractor, etc)
     
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    Interesting, I had the opposite take on JW. I found the first half to be a sort of fun house mirror reflection of the original. All the same points are hit, but distorted and not as well executed. The characters are thinner, the dialogue less profound and insightful, and the pacing rushed. But I thought the second half of dinosaur destruction was handled mostly well (although I have significant issues with the handling of the raptors in the final battle. He somehow made them feel goofy as opposed to threatening in some key moments) even if not as memorable as Spielberg.

    But that opinion makes me agree with you. I think he may be pretty well suited to a climax film. He has a good eye for action and will only improve with more experience. The final film of a trilogy doesn't need to handle exposition, substantial dialogue, tension build up, or introduction of new characters for the most part, which I thought were his weakest points in JW.
     
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    God. All this hate toward Colin is unfathomable. If you've seen Safety Not Guaranteed, you know Colin can construct characters and worlds with real feeling and emotion. It was one of the best indie films of 2012, and honestly, one of the best films of 2012. Stephen, Lucas, Kennedy, Marshall, and a lot of higher ups adored that film -- and those aren't people with bad tastes. Sure, Jurassic World shows he can handle spectacle, but Blast me.... look at his other work and upcoming projects before you guys get into a tizzy.
     
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    I liked Safety not Guaranteed. But I think Jurassic World is a better comparison to the needs of a SW film. Its a different set of skills required for a blockbuster than an indie. Some are transferrable, but some aren't. I'm hoping the parts he missed on JW were due to inexperience and studio meddling. Something that will be diminished with SW due to his experience on JW and KK's role as the resident studio meddler.
     
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    I guarantee that the studio execs had their hands so far into Jurassic World they were working it like a puppet.
    I'm down for him to do a Star Wars movie, if i'm wrong and it turns out bad dump me out the airlock.
     
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    Exactly. And finding a way to make a good movie in that environment is one of the top pre-requisites of great blockbuster film making in my opinion. When you can feel the meddling like that, it means that the director was overpowered. Not to say its his fault in any way. Just makes me concerned that he may not be the best fit for a film with so much riding on it. But here's hoping the success of JW buys him a bit of freedom on his next project, be it SW or otherwise.
     
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    He just made a film that, in addition to getting pretty good reviews, has been more ridiculously successful at the box office than anyone expected/dared hope. Yeah, I can see the logic here. Plus, He has more experience at making "blockbusters" already than Spielberg, Nolan, Whedon, The Russo's, and oh George Lucas did when they "got their shot" so to speak.
     
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    I'm typically a pretty harsh critic of action movies, but I enjoyed Jurassic World. There are contrivances, to be sure, but I see that as necessary evil when you're telling a suspense story about dinosaurs. They are animals after all, and there's really no "realistic" way to repeatedly put your characters in mortal danger without some logic cheats. I actually thought the storyline about the hybrid dinosaur, and the need for something bigger and scarier to draw crowds, was a fun wink of a metaphor for the actual script for the film. The pacing was excellent, the film had a nice flow to it. It looked great. And for that kind of movie, I don't really have a problem with relying on stereotypical characters - too much exposition bogs down a movie of that sort, and the familiar archetypes allow the audience to understand who the characters are in a limited amount of screen time.

    It's not a work of genius by any means, and the incredible amount of money it's made guarantees there will be backlash.

    But between Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed, I think Trevorrow has demonstrated an ability to deliver on all of the elements you need for a Star Wars movie. As would be the case with any director, they will need to come together on screen for Star Wars 9 to be the movie we all want it to be - but the guy has the required skills.

    If he really is the choice, I'm good with it.
     
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    Maybe its just me. I expect more than typical popcorn fare from something wanting to jump start the Jurassic Park franchise. The original is one of my favorite films, precisely because the characters are not cardboard and the action scenes are unique and the dialogue deep and philosophical instead of shallow and clich├ęd. I agree, that JW is inoffensive as far as standard summer movies go. But it is so clearly tries to emulate the original in its story beats, characters, and conversations and in each aspect it shows a pale reflection of the original. Not everyone can be Spielberg, I get that. I'm not expecting something to equal the original. But they set them selves up for direct comparison by following so closely in line with Jurassic Park. If you do that, you need to nail it or expect criticism. If they were going to go shallow, I'd prefer something more in line with JP 3 which had no allusions of being anything but a monster movie with dinosaurs. That was a dumb movie that knew it was dumb, so it some ways it was more palatable.
     
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    Here's another update from The Wrap.
    Check out @TheInSneider's Tweet:


    For whatever reason it's not showing up. Apparently Trevarrow is now writing Ep IX.
     
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    It was an error. He's co-writing Jurassic World 2





    Still important though he's a co-writer and not the Director...
     
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    Yeah I saw that. Thanks. I actually came back here to delete it.
     
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    I'm really concerned now! I thought Jurassic World was alright, but I found a lot of the acting was awful, largely due to poor dialogue in a script that Treverrow co-wrote. I also thought many of the action sequences were poorly handled. There were some really well done sequences, but some I felt were really clunky. And any time you see background actors, watch them, it's often laughable.
    I don't know about this choice. I'm concerned, very concerned.
     
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