Having already left his mark on the Jurassic Park franchise with 2015’s Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow was supposed to jump to a galaxy far, far away and direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which we now know as The Rise of Skywalker. Due to creative differences, Trevorrow ended up departing Episode IX, but he’ll get residuals from this Star Wars movie, and he plans on giving that money to a great cause rather than keep it for himself.
Colin Trevorrow has announced that he’ll be donating his Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker profits to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, which is located in Berkshire, England. In a statement to Deadline, Trevorrow attributed his decision to donate the money as a way to honor Star Wars mastermind George Lucas. Trevorrow said:
Fiona Devine, the CEO and co-founder of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, said in her own statement that she and everyone else at the hospice center are “blown away by this incredibly generous gesture,” and that Colin Trevorrow’s donation is the equivalent of paying for a nurse for a year.
It was announced in August 2015, just two months after Jurassic World’s release and four months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, that Colin Trevorrow would direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Had that unfolded as planned, then each movie in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy would have been helmed by a different filmmaker, with J.J. Abrams handling The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson handling The Last Jedi.
Set one year after The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will chronicle the final battles between The Resistance and The First Order, as well as bring an end to the ancient conflict between the Jedi and Sith. As for Colin Trevorrow, he’s gearing up to direct Jurassic World 3, which he also co-wrote with Emily Carmichael.
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