CWK Show #85: “Even if it’s Barney, the dinosaur, that directs the film”, with Scott Murray and Tom Gross (180)

Dan Z is joined by the creative director and lead producer of the Assembly of Geeks podcast network, Scott Murray, and your CWK newsman, Tom Gross. They start the show with a Force Friday II update and the directorial change with Episode IX. Tim Leong discusses his book, Star Wars Super Graphic, and Tom does news.  For the Coffee Chat, they look at the Star Wars Rebels Season Four trailer.  They close out the show with a live report from Skellig Michael. This the podcast you’re looking for!

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Director Colin Trevorrow Departs Star Wars Episode IX

Lucasfilm has announced that director Colin Trevorrow is no longer attached to Star Wars Episode IX. Here is the official statement:


Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.


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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Picks Up a New Writer

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that Star Wars Episode IX has found a new writer. Jack Thorne is being brought on board to handle rewrites after director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connelly decided to bring in a “fresh set of eyes.”

From THR:

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Release Dates for Star Wars: Episode IX and Next Indiana Jones Announced

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The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.

Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy.

In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.

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Colin Trevorrow to Direct ‘Star Wars Episode IX!’



ANAHEIM, CALIF. (August 15, 2015)—Today at D23, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

While production won’t begin for a few years, Trevorrow is heading to Lucasfilm this year to begin working with artists and his fellow Star Wars directors. “Colin is someone I’ve been interested in working with ever since I saw ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “The power of that film paired with the enormous success of ‘Jurassic World’ speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker. We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent as Colin join our family and step into the Star Wars universe.”

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