Colin Trevorrow is not having a good run with his latest film, The Book of Henry. After amazing audiences with Jurassic World, the director’s latest film is in a death spiral, garnering only 25% on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics are trashing The Book of Henry, and the fallout has some wondering if Trevorrow is up to the task of making Star Wars: Episode IX. Recent comments suggest that a scene linking Episode IX and The Last Jedi was recently added to Episode XIII.
Trevorrow is not letting all of the negative publicity and bad criticisms of The Book of Henry get to him. With Henry done, Trevorrow can now focus all of his attentions to Star Wars: Episode IX. In a recent interview with Happy Sad Confused, Trevorrow says that he asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Ryan Johnson to add ‘one extra thing’ to the film. This is an unheard-of practice, Johnson asked J.J. Abrams to do the same thing in The Force Awakens:
“There was one little thing. It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’ And he did, which was great. But, y’know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists – everyone is in communication.
There’s such a genuine want to get this right from everybody, and I think that one of the misconceptions is that there’s some kind of great corporate overlord that is dictating this story to everybody, and that’s what it’s going to be because that’s going to sell the most toys.
The reality of it is that it’s a small group of people, but it’s actually, y’know, kind of large when you think about it – and none of them are corporate, all of them are creatives and all of them are genuinely, very sincerely, wanting to do the work of their lives in order to realize this.”