Colin Trevorrow has spoken out about the downside of fulfilling his childhood dream of directing a Star Wars movie.
The Jurassic World director’s complaint is obvious when you hear it – he no longer gets to see the new instalments with fresh eyes.
He told Empire: “Unfortunately, [The Last Jedi director] Rian’s [Johnson] film is the first one I won’t be able to watch as an audience member. I got that privilege with The Force Awakens.
“I just got to go see it with a Star Wars fan. I got to sit next to my kid and just giggle as we read the crawl because we were so excited. Rogue One was the same way. I didn’t see it in advance.
“That time is over now. Star Wars is no longer that experience for me. If there’s anything kind of sad about it, it’s that I don’t get to have that.”
With Trevorrow’s Episode IX following on directly from Johnson’s The Last Jedi, Trevorrow had to be made privy to all details of the latter film, so watching it in the cinema will just be a “formality”.
But he did add that it’s a “sacrifice” he was willing to make for the privilege of joining the small group of directors who have made a Star Wars movie.
We, on the other hand, are still relying on The Last Jedi snippets like Adam Driver saying it will ‘create new rules for the Star Wars universe’.
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“I said what [director] Rian [Johnson] had written was remarkable,” the Kylo Ren star explained.
“He created new rules for the Star Wars universe and balanced the familiar and unfamiliar very adeptly while respecting that his audience can handle ambiguity.”
The first proper trailer for The Last Jedi was released during April’s Star Wars Celebration and it gave us serious chills.
Watch it in all its glory below:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in cinemas on December 15.
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