The director of Star Wars: Episode 9 has quit after a falling out with the film's producers, making him the fourth director to leave the franchise prematurely.
Disney and Lucasfilm now looking for a new director to take his spot, according to Fox News. So, as fans of that galaxy far, far away, we chose to help out by putting together a list of directors they can turn to for a reliable piece of epic entertainment. "[Luke's] removed himself and is alone on this island, for reasons unknown". MacLaren's bevy of directing credits includes episodes of Westworld, Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, The Walking Dead, and Better Call Saul.
The big one? That the new director of Episode IX will be a woman and/or someone from a minority background. The first film got these characters here.
'Episode IX' is the latest 'Star Wars' movie to lose its director
But now fans are calling for more representation and inclusion among the Star Wars filmmakers, urging Lucasfilm to be more diverse when it comes to the director's chair on Star Wars: Episode IX. At the time, Trank said that it was his choice to leave and that he had made a personal choice, but The Hollywood Reporter reported that he was sacked due to his "unusual conduct" during the making of Fantastic Four. "They know how the cheese is made and that's how they want it made", a source told Variety at the time.
"I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77", Ron wrote on Twitter at the time.
The statement concluded: "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon". So, she definitely has experience directing action projects. Some suggested it's time for the franchise to hire a female director, something Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has yet to do, while others went back to the archives and wondered whether David Lynch, who turned down directing Return of the Jedi, might consider the job. It's weird, it guarantees most of the Han Solo movie is hot wacky garbage and it makes those of us on planet nerd scream IT'S A STAR WARS MOVIE, HOW HARD IS THIS, and by "scream" I mean "cleverly tweet" because that's the only way we can work out emotions.
Edgar Wright has shot down this possibility before, but he can't say no forever, right? "We are really proud of the unbelievable and world-class work of our cast and crew".