Industry vet John Landis feels the amount of directors being fired by Lucasfilm is a worrying trend. It came as something of a shock last week when it was announced Colin Trevorrow, the director of Episode IX, had been fired from the project, where he was swiftly replaced with The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams.

It hasn’t escaped notice that firing directors is a surprisingly common thing for Lucasfilm. Back in June, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the acclaimed directing duo behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, were fired from the Han Solo movie. What made this decision doubly shocking was that ...

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