Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is still six months away, but planning on Episode IX is already in full swing.
Director Trevorrow has been promoting his new movie The Book of Henry, so it was only naturally for him to get quizzed about directing Episode IX.
Speaking on the MTC Happy Sad Confused podcast, the filmmaker was reminded how The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson had asked The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams to swap BB-8 for R2-D2 when Rey set off to find Luke on Ahch-To.
Trevorrow was asked whether he had requested something similar from Johnson, keeping Episode IX in mind.
The Episode IX director replied: “There was one little thing. It wasn’t an adjustment, it was just ‘Could you shoot this one extra thing while you’re in this place on this day?’
“And he did, which was great. But, you know, it’s part of the collaborative process that exists, everyone is in communication.
“There’s such a genuine want to get this right from everybody, and I think that one of the misconceptions is that there’s some kind of great corporate overlord that is dictating this story to everybody, and that’s what it’s going to be because that’s going to sell the most toys.
On the extra Star Wars scene, he added: “The reality of it is that it’s a small group of people, but it’s actually, you know, kind of large when you think about it, and none of them are corporate, all of them are creatives and all of them are genuinely, very sincerely, wanting to do the work of their lives in order to realise this.”
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on December 14, 2017, followed by Episode IX on June 21, 2019.