Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy is still up in the air — and the director says he’d be OK with the rumored three movies never happening.
The writer and director told Insider: “It wouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone, I think. But I would be sad. I love the world. I love the people. I love ‘Star Wars’ fans. I love the passion of how they engage in it.”
Since 2017’s The Last Jedi hit entered the ever-growing Star Wars canon, many fans have hoped he would return to a galaxy far, far away to tell more stories in his unique, beloved style. Five years later, he has yet to confirm this could actually still happen. He reiterated that such a trilogy is “just at this point a matter of schedule and when it can happen.”
Johnson has found even greater success since his Star Wars directing debut, facilitating Knives Out and, as of this month, the highly-anticipated Glass Onion. In other words, the director has a lot going on, and probably even more projects he wants to work on than there are hours in the day.
As much as he might want to make more Star Wars, now may simply not be the right time. The time may be never. But he continues to hope the right time will come … eventually.
“There’s nothing like telling a story in this world and then experiencing people truly connecting to it and letting you know that,” he said. “It’s extraordinary. So I’m hoping I get to do it again, but nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world actually happens.”
Johnson has been asked dozens of times in 2022 alone whether or not his Star Wars trilogy is actually coming to fruition, and his answer rarely changes no matter how many versions of the question are tossed his way.
TL;DR: He doesn’t know if his Star Wars trilogy is happening, or when, or what it’s about. But chances are, as soon as the public is allowed to know the answers to these questions, we will know.
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