Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm are still trying to figure things out, according to the director. Perhaps he won’t create another Star Wars movie. Or maybe he will.
Rian Johnson is enjoying his movie-making magic right now. The Star Wars: The Last Jedi director is on a media tour for his latest movie Knives Out.
While it doesn’t hit theaters until Nov. 27, reviews from critics have been nothing short of stellar. So while hes enjoying the run up to Knives Out, where does he stand on the Star Wars trilogy he is supposed to be making.
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There’s been rumors spread that he and Lucasfilm are no longer working together, but these are people on Twitter. So, instead let’s hear from Johnson.
In a recent interview with Bang Showbiz, Johnson said:
"“Well we’ll see. I’m still talking to Lucasfilm, they’re figuring out what they’re doing and we’ll see what happens. But I’d be thrilled if it happens, and I’m working on my own stuff too.”"
That’s about as lukewarm of a response we have heard from Johnson since it was revealed he was working on another trilogy outside of the current landscape.
When it comes to Star Wars, the next movie after The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for 2022. It’s been said that it will be the movies coming from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Game of Thrones showrunners.
Yet, Johnson’s quote sounds like it’s sitting on the fence. If Lucasfilm is still trying to figure out what it is doing, then why has it proclaimed a trilogy is coming from Johnson. It’s not surprising to see plans fall apart. These kinds of things happen all the time especially when trying to plan so deep into the future.
Johnson is a big Star Wars fans and having already gotten a taste of being part of the franchise — for all of its trolls and not — I’m sure getting to create in this world is nothing short of fascinating and fun.
The good thing for Johnson though is that he isn’t just sitting around waiting for Lucasfilm to call him.
He is a creator and will continue to do so, giving us movies like the critically acclaimed Knives Out.
Will we see Johnson associated again with a Star Wars movie? It seems no one, not even Johnson knows the answer to that one.
Would you like to see what Rian Johnson would be able to do with this own Star Wars trilogy?