"The parting of the ways between Josh (Trank) and Star Wars was a genuinely mutual parting of the ways. He had felt the pressure of making this big movie with this kind of attention and didn't love doing it and didn't want go straight from that into an even bigger version of it. But every movie has its complexities and its challenges." Star Wars: The Force Awakens producer Simon Kinberg dismisses reports suggesting he fired Trank as the director of the sequel following the summer (15) flop of the filmmaker's Fantastic Four blockbuster.