Colin Trevorrow Says It Was J.J. Abrams’ Idea to Bring Back Palpatine, Reveals His ‘Last Jedi’ Contribution

/Film | 11/22/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Colin Trevorrow was going to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, but then it all fell apart. Trevorrow either walked away amicably or was fired, depending on who you believe. In any case, he’s gone – but his presence will still be felt in The Rise of Skywalker. Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly will both have a “story by” credit on the film, which means a large part of the film’s story was taken from whatever Trevorrow and Connolly came up with. While we don’t know what Trevorrow deserves credit for yet, here’s something he definitely had nothing to do with: the return of the Emperor. Trevorrow himself says that idea was all J.J. Abrams.

We may never know what Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode 9 would’ve looked like, but one thing’s for sure: the Emperor wouldn’t return. Speaking with Empire, Trevorrow said:

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“Bringing back the Emperor was an idea JJ brought to the table when he came on board. It’s honestly something I never considered. I commend him for it. This was a tough story to unlock, and he found the key.” That said, there are still some of Trevorrow’s ideas in the film. He has a story credit, and he added to Empire: “I’m grateful to JJ [Abrams] for embracing some of our ideas. It’s exciting that fans...
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