In a statement published on the official Star Wars website, it was revealed that Colin Trevorrow and Lucasfilm were parting ways on Star Wars: Episode 9.
Trevorrow was initially brought aboard to direct the film. His previous body of work includes Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed, and The Book of Henry.
This mirrors a negative pattern for recent projects in the Star Wars universe. Earlier this year there were shake-ups at the directorial level for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off film as well when Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were replaced by Ron Howard to direct.
Episode 9 is scheduled to be released on May 24, 2019.