With Colin Trevorrow initially on direct and writing duty, it's been revealed that Jack Thorne has been brought on to rewrite the script for Star Wars Episode IX from Trevorrow's draft.
Before anyone thinks that this is a signal of turmoil and trouble for the upcoming Star Wars movie - it very likely isn't. Rewrites are a reasonably common thing in Hollywood. Although Colin Trevorrow was on board to direct and also write, alongside co-writer Derek Connolly, they were still only at the initial draft stages so it's not as if the studio executives are overhauling the whole movie. Fear not, young padawan.
The man on board to rewrite is Jack Thorne, who's currently most known for having written Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the stage and also several TV shows such as Skins, The Last Panthers and National Treasure.
If you're looking for a scoop on what the script involves, I'm afraid you're out of luck here as this project is locked up tighter than you could imagine. Plus we couldn't make any great guesses as it obviously rides on whatever happens in The Last Jedi.
Filming is set to begin on Episode IX in January with a release date currently set at 21st June 2019. The Last Jedi is hitting UK cinemas on 15th December (17th December in the USA).