The Safety Not Guaranteed/Jurassic World director has parted ways with the 9th instalment into the series with the studio releasing the following statement:
Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.
Star Wars movie productions are much like Marvel movies these days. given their enormous budgets, enormous earnings and arbitrary merchandising requirements, it’d be an absolute nightmare for an independent creative to navigate the business machine that is this series.