Star Wars: Ousted Rise of Skywalker Director Gets Writing Credit

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has finally decided on the writing credits for The Rise of Skywalker, with one name on the list coming as a bit of a surprise.

According to Collider, the film will have a "Story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J. J. Abrams” credit. Trevorrow was originally set to co-write and direct The Rise of Skywalker before being ousted in favor of J.J. Abrams. This seemingly indicates that some of the storylines that Trevorrow had in mind made it into the finished product.

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As an official co-writer for the film, Trevorrow will also receive a good amount or residuals from the film, which is looking to open anywhere between $180 million and $225 million.

Of course, the film will have a “Based on Characters Created by George Lucas” credit, as well as a screenplay credit for Chris Terrio & J. J. Abrams.

Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives Dec. 20.

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