With Lucasfilm deciding to take a different approach with future Star Wars films, Rian Johnson confirms his trilogy is still on.
After the backlash The Last Jedi received and Solo’s box office failure, Lucasfilm began to rethink its production strategy. The initial thought was that some future Star Wars projects would get put on the back burner or downright canceled with one such project being Rian Johnsons’s standalone trilogy.
Adding fuel to cancellation rumors was the poor box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Angry fans boycotted the film in protest of The Last Jedi and Disney’s general handling of the franchise. Those same fans quickly claimed credit when Solo’s box office numbers were much lower than what was expected.
Rian Johnson however confirmed on Twitter his trilogy is still on despite all the fuss. And he certainly did it in the most Rian Johnson fashion. Replying to a twitter user, Johnson confirmed that his is indeed still working on a Star Wars trilogy.
The news certainly make fans of The Last Jedi happy, but it most certainly will make haters of The Last Jedi extremely upset. It’s still too early to tell which group is in the minority, and the box office for this trilogy will be telling.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi..L to R: Director Rian Johnson with Carrie Fisher (Leia) on set. ..Photo: David James..©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Can Rian Johnson’s stand alone trilogy generate enough fanfare to be successful at the box office?
The Star Wars anthology films have been slowly opening audiences up to new heros and conflicts, and Johnson’s trilogy will do the same. There are those of us fans still excited about the prospect of an RJ trilogy, which steps away from the Skywalker legacy. Hopefully those of us fans who look forward to it are the majority.
What are your thoughts on a Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy?