It seems like Disney can’t hold on to their directors for Star Wars. They have now lost two directors (well three, but two come as a set) for their upcoming Star Wars projects in the same year. Colin Trevorrow’s exit from Star Wars IX isn’t as stunning as Lord and Miller’s from Han Solo, but clearly Disney has a specific vision for their films, and if you can’t deliver it, you are out. Really at this point they just need to lock in Howard or J.J. to long term deals and have them direct the next few movies, since both of them can deliver a pretty solid Spielbergian adventure film.
On the Warner Brothers side of things, we are finally getting details about the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel. It looks like Gavin O’Connor has been called in to write and direct. He is an okay choice. I say that because most of his movies are, you know, okay. Much like The Accountant which I recently reviewed. If you go look at his IMDB page you will not find a bad flick. Though you will probably not find a movie you feel super strongly about either, so this is probably a smart choice for a studio trying not to have any more critical failures, but just not one the fans are going to get supper pumped up about. Hey, maybe he will get to direct an upcoming Star Wars movie!