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Rian Johnson May Direct Another Movie Before Returning for Star Wars

There’s loads of motive to be excited as a Star Wars fan in 2019, particularly with the discharge of latest merchandise, the opening of the Disney Parks expansions, a model new online game for consoles, the primary live-action sequence for a streaming service, and to not point out the ultimate installment within the Skywalker Saga. And whereas there are some new movies dated for the long run, there are nonetheless plenty of questions on what’s in retailer for the films after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters.

Some persons are questioning if Rian Johnson‘s deliberate trilogy is within the rapid pipeline, particularly after information that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are planning their very own sequence of movies. But Johnson lately admitted in an interview that Lucasfilm remains to be engaged on the timeline, and that he would possibly get to work on one thing else earlier than his Star Wars trilogy.

“The reality is that they’re nonetheless determining their schedule, their recreation plan, so if it’s attainable for me to squeeze in one other movie earlier than or whereas engaged on that, I’ll,” Johnson mentioned to the Evening Standard.

Johnson beforehand gave an replace on the standing of his trilogy, explaining that he’s deep within the thick of crafting the story that may have nothing to do with the Skywalker saga of characters.

“I’m the place I can’t say something about it. Still utterly in course of with it.” Johnson explained to Uproxx. “It’s simply, I don’t know. ‘It’s a course of’ means it’s a course of. So which means it might change, it might shift. There are a bunch of shifting components with it.”

He addressed the divisive fan response to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, however admitted that it isn’t affecting how he’s approaching his newest venture.

“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 final yr. “I don’t think it’s possible if you’re really telling a story you care about and having it come from your heart it’s just not possible to be intellectually processing what everyone else wants. Nor would it be a healthy thing, I don’t think that’s a good way to tell a story.”

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Johnson added, “It’s fun because it’s kind of thinking, ‘Okay, outside of the Skywalker story and outside of the recognizable iconography, what is this? What is Star Wars?’ Or what do we need to retain from that, to pull forward for it to still be Star Wars — and what can we leave behind?” Johnson shared in an interview final April. “They’re all the big questions that need to be thought of. And even the ones that we don’t know the answers to are things we need to figure out if Star Wars is going to be vital and alive moving forward and not just be a waxworks. We’re going to have to figure out how to tell vital new stories.”

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

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