When Colin Trevorrow’s debut feature film Safety Not Guaranteed starring Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza hit in 2012 the rest of Hollywood stood up and took notice that Trevorrow would be one to look out for in the next few years. Almost immediately he was being linked with directing Star Wars: Episode VII – which had just recently been announced at the time – a rather big leap for him to take I think you’ll agree. It turned out there was nothing to those early rumours but it still didn’t mean that he wasn’t being considered for a big blockbuster and he signed on to do Jurassic World shortly after.
While on promoting duties for Jurassic World, Trevorrow spoke recently to MTV and was asked about those Star Wars rumours, which he said were “very strange” and that he wanted to define himself “a little bit more as a filmmaker” before ever making a Star Wars movie. During the interview Trevorrow admitted to being a huge Star Wars fan (duh!) and that he was especially excited for Rian Johnson’s movie:
“I’m interested to see how all of this plays out. I’m so excited with everything that I’ve seen so far, ya know I’m just a fan. I’m very excited about Rian Johnson, I think he’s an incredible filmmaker. All of these Anthology things that they’re going to do are very interesting.”
When specifically talking about the possibility of him directing a future Star Wars movie Trevorrow continued, “I feel like at this moment ya know my head is in the space where I just want…at least one…like I want to go make an original movie…it’s all very personal. I want to define myself a little bit more as a filmmaker and hone my craft…hopefully I’m gonna make one or two movies now that are, yes they’re a little smaller but they will at least be part of a body of work…”
Trevorrow’s comments echo what Josh Trank recently admitted in the wake of his departure from the second Star Wars Anthology movie. Trank – considered by many as an indie darling – stated that he wanted to “do something original” after all the hate he received from fans of Fantastic Four.
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Jurassic World is released on June 11th in the UK and June 12th in the USA.