Here's The Real Reason That The 'Star Wars Episode IX' Director Was Fired

At least according to a Hollywood exec with "Insider information"...

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In the recent canon of Star Wars spin-offs, there have been more than a few fuck-ups hitches when it comes to them actually getting, you know, made.

We've seen the directors of the Han Solo movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, get dropped in the middle of production, before being replaced by Ron Howard, and now Colin Trevorrow has been let go from Episode IX, a project he was asked to direct after the massive success of Jurassic World.

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Rumours have circled about the reasons for his very public dismissal, but one Hollywood executive claims to know exactly why he was let go.

Speaking to Vulture, the executive, who says he has insider information on Trevorrow and his recent productions, suggested that the director is notoriously difficult to work with.

We reckon it was because of the black shirt and shiny tie...

"During the making of Jurassic World, he focused a great deal of his creative energies on asserting his opinion," the executive said. "But because he had been personally hired by Spielberg, nobody could say, 'You're fired.'

"Once that film went through the roof and he chose to do The Book Of Henry, [Trevorrow] was unbearable. He had an egotistical point of view— and he was always asserting that…

"When the reviews for The Book Of Henry came out, there was immediately conjecture that Kathy was going to dump him because they weren't thrilled with working with him anyway. He's a difficult guy. He's really, really, really confident. Let's call it that."

In that same article, an anonymous studio chief discusses the aforementioned 'Kathy', also known as Kathleen Kennedy, the woman in charge of the new Star Wars universe, saying: "There's one gatekeeper when it comes to Star Wars and it's Kathleen Kennedy.

"If you rub Kathleen Kennedy the wrong way — in any way — you're out. You're done. A lot of these young, new directors want to come in and say, 'I want to do this. I want to do that.'

"A lot of these guys — Lord and Miller, Colin Trevorrow — got very rich, very fast and believed a lot of their own hype. And they don't want to play by the rules. They want to do shit differently. And Kathleen Kennedy isn't going to f*ck around with that."

It looks like Kathy wins another round.

Let's just hope that The Last Jedi is still running smoothly.