The filmmaker was originally set to direct the new 'Star Wars' sequel 'The Rise of Skywalker', which hits German cinemas on December 19th. But in September 2017, the director suddenly left the project and J. J. Abrams, who also directed 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' will direct. The reason for the change at the time was "creative differences". Now Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has revealed why Trevorrow really had to go. Speaking to 'Gizmodo', the businesswoman said: "Colin was at a huge disadvantage because he didn't take part in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and some of the earlier talks and we had a general sense of that what direction the story should go."
In the early stages of development, we realized that we weren't on the same wavelength: "We had a schedule, as is so often the case with films, and had to make a difficult decision as to whether or not we could make it on time And like I said, Colin has been at a disadvantage because he hasn't been involved in everything since we started Episode VII."
Trevorrow is currently busy with the film 'Jurassic World 3' which is slated for release in summer 2021.