Colin Trevorrow’s script for Star Wars: Episode IX didn’t include Palpatine’s return

22 11 2019

Naboo News

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From Empire:

Jurassic World franchise overseer Colin Trevorrow was originally supposed to handle another huge piece of pop culture, writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker. That never ended up happening, but Trevorrow’s work on the film had enough impact to score him a story credit (along with writing partner Derek Connolly), and residuals, which the filmmaker is donating to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice in Berkshire. […]

[J.J.] Abrams, who took over co-writing and shooting the movie, went in some significantly different directions, including a return for a classic character. “Bringing back the Emperor was an idea JJ brought to the table when he came on board,” Trevorrow says. “It’s honestly something I never considered. I commend him for it. This was a tough story to unlock, and he found the key.” […]”

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