Star Wars director says he's still right for Episode IX

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From Digital Spy

We have all been slightly on edge about Star Wars: Episode IX ever since director Colin Trevorrow's latest movie The Book of Henry was spectacularly panned.

The movie was so bad that it currently holds a 23% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, leading many Star Wars fans to question whether the final part of the current trilogy was in the right hands.

However, Trevorrow has tried to reassure fans that they have nothing to fear, and we do hope he is right.

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"Not only did I grow up on these stories, like all of us did, [but] I think that the values of Star Wars are values that I hold very close and very dear in my life," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"I feel that the message of the way that the Force teaches you to treat other people and show respect for others, and the way it guides you through life, is really important to me.

"And I hope everybody would realise that that set of stories has affected me as deeply in my life as it has affected them."

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He added of the importance of Star Wars: "I think the challenge for me is to recognise that everyone has their own personal relationship with these stories, and it's different depending on who you are.

"And I need to make a film that you'll appreciate, even if your experience with it was different, which is making something that will be deeply emotionally resonant and satisfying for people all around the world. And I think about it a lot."

Our next Star Wars adventure will be The Last Jedi, which lands in cinemas on December 15. Episode IX will be released on 2019.

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