As alumni of the series, The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson have already been floated as possible replacements for Trevorrow. Another possibility is Ron Howard, who recently took over directorial duties on the forthcoming Han Solo standalone film—another entry that’s been plagued by production problems.

To date, Disney has fired more directors than it has kept since purchasing Lucasfilm and taking over the Star Wars franchise in 2009. Prior to Trevorrow, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The LEGO Movie fame) were replaced in June on the Han Solo spin-off film; Gareth Edwards was kicked out of the director’s chair for reshoots on Star War spinoff Rogue One; and Josh Trank was fired from another unreleased spinoff film, believed to have been about the bounty hunter Boba Fett, in 2015.

Thankfully for Rian Johnson, filming on The Last Jedi should now be finished, so there’s not much he can get fired for at this stage. In fact, he may find himself directing his second Star Wars film in as many years.

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