Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast members (L -R) Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy and show host Anthony Breznican appear at the kick-off event of the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, April 16, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

Colin Trevorrow’s directing skills were brought to question after he was confirmed to spearhead “Star Wars: Episode IX.” “Star Wars” fans are adamant that he can rival the film’s predecessors and have shared their thoughts about the director on social media.

A Star Wars official Instagram post announcing Trevorrow as the director for “Star Wars: Episode IX” is filled with negative comments. Trevorrow’s photo was shared on Sunday, along with the caption, “The saga continues as Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow is set to direct #StarWars Episode IX.” The photo has since received over 40 thousand likes as of this writing and also received negative comments from fans expressing their disappointment over the choice of director.

Users thought it’s a terrible idea for Disney to have Trevorrow on board to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” and that he will just ruin the franchise. Instagram user experiment23a wrote, “so the new Star Wars will have uninspired action, lazy writing, and cliche after cliche like Jurassic World? Is this how we reward mediocrity now??” While another Instagram user named pat.cruz wondered why “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams wasn’t chosen instead.

“How will the movies have a cohesive aesthetic especially with Colin's terrible over use of CGI in comparison to JJ's love for practice effects ,” Instagram user pat.cruz wrote. also referenced some of the negative reactions on Reddit, where “not the most inspiring choice” is said to be the top comment about Trevorrow directing “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

Despite the negative reception from “Star Wars” fans, there were some who reportedly also defended Trevorrow and called him a good director. Another reminded fans how J.J. Abrams also received a similar negative feedback when he was announced to direct “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Trevorrow was announced to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” during Walt Disney’s D23 convention on Aug. 15. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy only has good words to say about the director following the announcement. In a statement, Kennedy said she had always wanted to work with Colin ever since she saw his film “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

“The power of that film paired with the enormous success of Jurassic World speaks volumes about his abilities both as a storyteller and skilled filmmaker,” Kennedy said in the report.

Trevorrow on the other hand said that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will continue to take its inspiration from George Lucas and assured that the film will contain “boundless creativity.”

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