Star Wars: Episode 9” will be having a rewrite with the newly added screenwriter Jack Thorne. The 38-year-old playwright has been tapped to work on the next installment of the movie franchise that is going to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Previously, the 40-year-old filmmaker has been working on the film’s script along with his writing partner Derek Connolly. However, some sources revealed (via the Hollywood Reporter) that a different point of view is needed, thus Thorne is added.

Rewrite and reshoot

It is not yet revealed how extensive “Star Wars: Episode 9” rewrite will be.

But, as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has now finished filming, every rewrite would also mean a reshoot.

This is to synchronize the two movies’ narratives as it will be the continuation of “Episode 8.” According to Cosmic Book News, the Rian Johnson directorial film “may also need script changes," although this is not yet confirmed.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac are said to be reprising their respective roles as Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron in “Episode 9.” However, rumors have it that there will be “character deaths” as the publication warned that fans shouldn’t be too comfortable as they never know who might be killed off next.

This is not the first time that a “Star Wars” movie is going to be rewritten.

To recall, “Star Wars: Rogue One” also experience script redrafts. Also, it underwent directorial change and reshoots with Tony Gilroy. Recently, the “Han Solo” movie director was also fired and replaced by Ron Howard.

The fandom’s confidence

Meanwhile, Colin Trevorrow’s directorial stint in “Book of Henry” has been criticized and negatively reviewed.

Now, fans are quite worried about how he is going to handle “Star Wars: Episode 9.” Also, they are questioning if it is going to be highly-anticipated. Independent reported that the “Jurassic World” director was asked if things about the film “we're moving forward as planned.” He just insisted that “he is still the person for the job.”

As he is quite busy doing the sequel “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom,” it means he has a lot on his plate right now, thus a new writer is needed in “Episode 9.” Now that Jack Thorne - who is best known for his work on the stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” - is aboard, it may bring another knock to the fans’ confidence to the filmmaker. And by having Thorne - who has an impressive set of playwrights - around, the film franchise’s avid supporters may be now at ease.