Is Rian Johnson Casting Doubt on His Star Wars Trilogy Happening?

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi proved to be one more monetary blockbuster for Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures, it goes with out saying that the film proved to be divisive among the many fandom as individuals debate Rian Johnson‘s installment within the long-running Skywalker Saga. Before the film was even launched, boss Kathleen Kennedy introduced that the filmmaker was creating a trilogy together with producer Ram Bergman, and the 2 had been going to proceed to discover the galaxy with all new characters. And Johnson beforehand assured followers he was nonetheless working on these films regardless of the backlash, however now it looks as if he’s conscious that they won’t occur in any case.

During an interview with BANG Showbiz, he was requested when followers can anticipate to see him working within the Star Wars franchise once more.

“Well we’ll see. I’m still talking to Lucasfilm, they’re figuring out what they’re doing and we’ll see what happens,” Johnson defined. “But I’d be thrilled if it occurs, and I’m working on my very own stuff too.”

Johnson has beforehand talked about his Star Wars films with extra certainty, even debunking rumors from earlier this 12 months that he had left the mission because of the divisive response to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Just final month whereas selling his latest movie Knives Out, he instructed Uproxx that he was nonetheless working on his Star Wars film.

“I’m where I can’t say anything about it. Still completely in process with it.” Johnson defined, earlier than including, “It’s just, I don’t know. ‘It’s a process’ means it’s a process. So that means it could change, it could shift. There are a bunch of moving parts with it.”

Those plans may need been sophisticated with the information that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was creating his personal Star Wars movie within the franchise, which matches alongside the sequence of movies being labored on by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. With a number of tasks in improvement, all of that is sophisticated by the truth that Disney desires to slowdown the discharge of Star Wars films, cancelling their plans to launch spinoff movies after the disappointing field workplace outcomes of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Johnson, to his credit score, has by no means denounced the offended fanbase that did not reply nicely to The Last Jedi, as a substitute praising the extraordinary group that surrounds the Star Wars franchise.

“I really feel like each Star Wars factor that ever will get made has an enormous, loud response as a result of Star Wars followers are passionate and that’s what makes them superior,” Johnson shared in March of last year. “I don’t suppose it’s attainable if you happen to’re actually telling a narrative you care about and having it come out of your coronary heart it’s simply not attainable to be intellectually processing what everybody else desires. Nor wouldn’t it be a wholesome factor, I don’t suppose that’s a great way to inform a narrative.”


Johnson’s subsequent film Knives Out premieres on November 27th.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th.

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