After the pretty awful reviews for The Book of Henry, director Colin Trevorrow wants to reassure fans that, despite the bad critical reception of his latest film, Star Wars: Episode IX is still in good hands. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Trevorrow, who also directed Jurassic World, says that he hopes “everybody would realize” that Star Wars has touched his life like it has so many others.
“Not only did I grew up on these stories, like all of us did, [but] I think that the values of Star Wars are values that I hold very close and very dear in my life. I feel that the message of the way that the Force teaches you to treat other people and show respect for others, and the way it guides you through life is really important to me. And I hope everybody would realize that that set of stories has affected me as deeply in my life as it has affected them.”
Trevorrow has a lot of pressure on his shoulders because directing any Star Wars film is a very big deal, so it’s warranted.
“I think the challenge for me is to recognize that everyone has their own personal relationship with these stories, and it’s different depending on who you are. And I need to make a film that you’ll appreciate even if your experience with it was different, which is making something that will be deeply emotionally resonant and satisfying for people all around the world. And I think about it a lot.”
Most recently, Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the Han Solo movie over creative differences. As a director, Trevorrow is subpar, so giving him the reigns to the final film in the latest Star Wars trilogy and seeing what he does with it will be interesting to say the least.
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Star Wars: Episode IX is set for a 2019 theater release.
‘Star Wars’ D23 Elite Series Action Figures Revealed
Nerdist has revealed the first look at three new Elite Series Star Wars Action Figures set to release this year at Disney’s biennial D23 Expo.
The Disney Store will be offering three Limited Edition Star Wars Elite Series Premium Action Figure sets of heroes and villains together including Princess Leia Princess Leia and Darth Vader; Rey and an unmasked Kylo Ren, as well as and the criminal turned Rebel hero Jyn Erso and Imperial Director Orson Krennic.
Each figure runs 10.25 to 11.50-inches tall with over 30 points of articulation and also include fabric outfits, extra hands, as well as an assortment of removable accessories. The Leia, Rey, and Jyn Erso figures each feature rooted hair.
The Elite Series set will run you $79.95 for each and are limited to just 1,000, with each set complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
You can check out the images of the figures along with the packaging in the gallery below.
Be sure to check back this weekend for our coverage on D23 as Lucasfilm has confirmed fans should be expecting a ton of new information about the future of the Star Wars franchise to be revealed during Live-Action film’s presentation, the Level Up! Video Game Showcase, and The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts presentation.