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Who should direct Star Wars: Episode IX now? Here's 9 directors to consider

Ejecting directors from its movie galaxy is starting to become a regular occurrence for Lucasfilm, which said on Tuesday that Colin Trevorrow would no longer direct the ninth chapter in the Star Wars saga.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller: Hired due to their fresh, zippy work on 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie, a calculated and gratuitous merchandise tie-in that makes me cry upon EVERY REPEATED VIEWING SOMEHOW, Lord and Miller were hired to bring youth and fire to the still-untitled Han Solo movie (which they teased as "Red Cup", for the 9 Star Wars fans who know Toby Keith). The eighth movie in the series, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hits theatres in December (17).

If there's one thing we can say about the Disney era of "Star Wars" movies, everything is amplified.

The big difference in today's "Star Wars" versus when George Lucas made the original trilogy is that there are ten times more outlets writing about it, and thanks to social media, the access to them is instantaneous. In June, Lucasfilm shocked people by firing Phil Lord and Chris Miller near the end of production on the Han Solo spin-off they were directing. And "Episode IX" (which is still in script stage) will soon be taken over by someone else.

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Ron Howard replaced Lord and Miller, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. He wasn't fired, but Lucasfilm brought on Tony Gilroy to direct the reshoots on "Rogue One". I never thought I was actually in the running, because I assumed every director on the planet would want to be doing a Star Wars movie. Speculation now places Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson as a likely candidate to take over the 2019-scheduled film - but, nothing against him or his work, he shouldn't.

Disney and Lucasfilm now looking for a new director to take his spot, according to Fox News.

In addition to pressure from fans and stakeholders, Episode IX also has the added responsibility of dealing with the unexpected death late previous year of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia.

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